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Leadership - day 5 planning and organization

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Week 6 - Day 5

​Grades K-3

<h3>Mindfulness Activity:</h3> <p>Trivia question: How long is a blue whale?</p> <p>A) 20 meters<br /> B) 30 meters<br /> C) 40 meters</p> <p>Mindfulness Activity:</p> <ul> <li>Sit so you're comfortable.</li> <li>Close your eyes or keep them open.</li> <li>Imagine sitting in the warm sun. Feel it.</li> <li>Notice how the sun warms your legs. Notice how it warms your back, then your arms, then your face.</li> <li>Take 3 big belly breaths.</li> </ul> <h3>Daily Checklist Booklet</h3> <p>Supplies:</p> <ul> <li>Paper or a notebook</li> <li>Stapler</li> <li>Markers or crayons</li> </ul> <p>A daily checklist is a great way to learn accountability, and practice organization and planning skills. If you don’t have a spare notebook, fold a small stack of paper in half and staple at the seam to make a notebook.</p> <p>Have your child decorate and personalize their booklet.</p> <ul> <li>On each page, make four sections: Morning, Afternoon, Evening and Chores.</li> <li>Under each section, list the daily tasks that should be completed that day.</li> <li>Check off tasks that have been completed. Celebrate at the end of the day if everything gets done.</li> </ul> <div><img src="/CSPS/athome/PublishingImages/learning/Lesson-plans/Week-6/Checklist-booklet.jpg" alt="Checklist booklet" style="margin:5px" /><br /></div> <h3>Magnet Maze</h3> <p>Supplies:</p> <ul> <li>Cardboard</li> <li>Popsicle sticks</li> <li>A paperclip</li> <li>A magnet</li> <li>Markers</li> </ul> <p>Have your child decorate a handful of popsicle sticks and a piece of cardboard for the maze template.</p> <p>Help your child plan out tracks for a maze using the popsicle sticks with a start and finish spot. Make sure the tracks are wide enough for a metal paperclip to pass and turn through.</p> <p>Glue the sticks to the cardboard and let dry.</p> <p>Have your child guide the paperclip through the maze using a magnet from underneath the piece of cardboard.</p> <h3>Indoor Lawn Bowling</h3> <p>Supplies:</p> <ul> <li>Tape</li> <li>Newspaper</li> <li>Tinfoil and various other paper-type materials</li> <li>Golf ball</li> </ul> <p>Have your child create 4 bowling balls.</p> <p>Use the same rules for lawn bowling with the golf ball as the marker. The bowling balls will likely be different sizes, so you'll have to adjust how hard or softly you should roll the ball to get to the marker.</p> <p>Everyone will take turns rolling their bowling balls. Whoever’s ball is closet to the marker wins the round.</p> <p>Allow your child to explore and adjust the bowling balls to see what size/shape will work best for rolling.</p> <h3>Review Questions:</h3> <p>Ask your child:</p> <ul> <li>When things are disorganized in your room, how does that make you feel? Better or worse? (Feel)</li> <li>How do you think having strong planning and organization skills is related to leadership? (Think)</li> <li>What are some things you can do around the house to help keep your family organized? (Act)</li> </ul> <h3>Mindfulness Trivia Answer</h3> <p>Answer: 30 metres</p> ​​​​

  • ​Grades K-3
  • ​Grades K-3

    Mindfulness Activity:

    Trivia question: How long is a blue whale?

    A) 20 meters
    B) 30 meters
    C) 40 meters

    Mindfulness Activity:

    • Sit so you're comfortable.
    • Close your eyes or keep them open.
    • Imagine sitting in the warm sun. Feel it.
    • Notice how the sun warms your legs. Notice how it warms your back, then your arms, then your face.
    • Take 3 big belly breaths.

    Daily Checklist Booklet

    Supplies:

    • Paper or a notebook
    • Stapler
    • Markers or crayons

    A daily checklist is a great way to learn accountability, and practice organization and planning skills. If you don’t have a spare notebook, fold a small stack of paper in half and staple at the seam to make a notebook.

    Have your child decorate and personalize their booklet.

    • On each page, make four sections: Morning, Afternoon, Evening and Chores.
    • Under each section, list the daily tasks that should be completed that day.
    • Check off tasks that have been completed. Celebrate at the end of the day if everything gets done.
    Checklist booklet

    Magnet Maze

    Supplies:

    • Cardboard
    • Popsicle sticks
    • A paperclip
    • A magnet
    • Markers

    Have your child decorate a handful of popsicle sticks and a piece of cardboard for the maze template.

    Help your child plan out tracks for a maze using the popsicle sticks with a start and finish spot. Make sure the tracks are wide enough for a metal paperclip to pass and turn through.

    Glue the sticks to the cardboard and let dry.

    Have your child guide the paperclip through the maze using a magnet from underneath the piece of cardboard.

    Indoor Lawn Bowling

    Supplies:

    • Tape
    • Newspaper
    • Tinfoil and various other paper-type materials
    • Golf ball

    Have your child create 4 bowling balls.

    Use the same rules for lawn bowling with the golf ball as the marker. The bowling balls will likely be different sizes, so you'll have to adjust how hard or softly you should roll the ball to get to the marker.

    Everyone will take turns rolling their bowling balls. Whoever’s ball is closet to the marker wins the round.

    Allow your child to explore and adjust the bowling balls to see what size/shape will work best for rolling.

    Review Questions:

    Ask your child:

    • When things are disorganized in your room, how does that make you feel? Better or worse? (Feel)
    • How do you think having strong planning and organization skills is related to leadership? (Think)
    • What are some things you can do around the house to help keep your family organized? (Act)

    Mindfulness Trivia Answer

    Answer: 30 metres

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  • Grades 4-6
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