Completing the Circle

Thursday 1/11

Today’s Objective(s): SWBAT

  1. Continue developing routines around the Daily Board
  2. Make connections between what we do in school and our hopes/plans for the future

Do Now – 4 minutes

  • Please arrange yourselves in seats in the order of your birthday. The only help – the person with the Bday closest to January 1 should sit in the chair with the colored sheet on it.

LESSON – 25 minutes

We’ve got a short class period today, so it’s straight to work. :)

Now that you’ve found your seats, we’re going to work a restorative circle. Just a quick recap of the rules…

  • I always start, so you have a clear example of what you’re to do
  • Only the person with the talking ball can talk. Everyone else is listening respectfully
  • We move in the same direction until everyone goes. Whichever way I pass the ball, we’ll continue that way
  • When you receive the ball from the person next to you, you thank them

The prompt will be announced in class upon beginning our circle.


Nothing for this weekend…please enjoy your time off.

Unit Objectives

  1. Articulate why human rights are important to them as individuals
  2. Order and explain the historical evolution of HRs using primary sources
  3. Identify historical and/or modern day examples of human rights violations
  4. Synthesize understanding about existing human rights, and about issues/violations in our community to develop new, relevant ideas that connect to our community

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Have questions?

  • Drop by before or after school
  • Come in at lunch
  • Ping me on Basecamp
  • Pass me a note

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This Week’s Agenda


No school.


We’ll explore the Daily Board and then spend some time reflecting on Semester 1 of Challenge.


We’ll once again explore the Daily Board, and then we’ll look ahead and set some goals for Semester 2 of Challenge.


It’s a short day, but we’ll be doing a quick restorative circle.

Quote of the Week

“Reading and writing float on a sea of talk.”

James Britton