Northrop High School 9th Grade Bruin Time

9th Grade Bruin Time Map

QUARTER 1

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Topic: End of the quarter data review

Main Idea: Students will reflect on the end of the nine weeks and discuss/analyse student feedback from earlier in this quarter. 

Resources 

Northrop Students Said . . .     

Discussion questions after reviewing handout:

  • Thinking only about what is positive, what is the best thing about Northrop?
  • What is one thing that seriously needs improvement?
  • What additional clubs/activities would you like to see at Northrop?
  • What additional classes would you like to see offered here?
  • What suggestions do you have to make BT more beneficial to you?
  • Do you regularly attend athletic events? Plays? Other school activities? Why or why not?

Thursday October 12, 2017  

Cancelled due to field trips and end-of-quarter deadlines.

                                                                                                                         

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Topic: Bus Safety and Flex Time Reminders

Main Idea: Students will watch the state mandated bus safety video and review bus and parking lot safety issues. Additionally, students will reflect on last week’s initial "Flex Time" and be reminded about the necessity of following the proper Flex Time procedures. 

Resources

Bus Safety Video (12 min)

**During today’s Bruin Time, please remind students about the basic BT "Flex Time" procedures: 

1) A student should get a green BT ticket from the teacher whose classroom he/she will visit during BT (ONLY a green ticket--no other type of pass will be honored)

2) The student MUST report to his/her regular BT class and present the ticket to his/her regular BT teacher

3) The regular BT teacher will take attendance first, then initial the ticket--at this point, the ticket will function as a pass to visit the other classroom

4) The student MUST sign-out of of the regular BT classroom before leaving 

5) The student will remain in the visited classroom until the end of BT

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Thursday September 21, 2017

Topic: Understanding the Grade Book and Study Skills

Main Idea: Students will understand the summative and formative assessment categories and how Pinnacle utilizes the FWCS grade scales. Students will learn research based study skills and reflect on their own study habits. 

Resources

HOW ARE GRADES CALCULATED IN THE GRADE BOOK?

Optional Articles and Activities:

Article: Forget What You Know About Good Study Habits

Discussion Questions over the article

Article: 10 big brain benefits of playing chess

Repeating Materials from last week:

SMART Goal Setting Worksheet

Optional Video

Stop Wasting Time (YouTube) 6 minutes

Video Discussion Questions

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Thursday September 28, 2017  

Flexible through hoop
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Topic: Bruin Flex Time

Main Idea: Students will have time to relax, work on homework or projects, or use a pass from one of their teachers to visit and receive help on a particular subject. Teachers may also use this time to play card games or board games with their students to continue to build relationships.

Resources

Bruin Flex Time Passes (3 per sheet) -- prior to flex time, these passes are issued by the teacher the student wants to go and see

Bruin Flex Time Record Sheet

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Thursday October 5, 2017

Topic: Bus Safety

Main Idea: Students will view bus safety video.

Resources

Bus Video

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Past Activities

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Topic: Intro to Bruin Time

Main Idea:Students will gain a better understanding of the purpose of Bruin Time and will get to know their Advisor

Resources:

Bruin Time Student Handout OR Video: What is Bruin Time?

Get to Know Your Advisor (Handout for Teacher)

Ice Breaker Activities

-Salt n Pepper

-Truths and Lies Ice Breakers

-Starburst Icebreaker

-People Bingo

Blank Template for People Bingo

More Ice Breaker Activities  Note: this is a link to one article with three activities: Blobs and Lines, Concentric Circles and This or That

3-2-1 Reflection

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Topic: Getting to Know You: Making the most of your high school experience

Objective: Students will continue to get to know their Bruin Time teacher and classmates.  Students will learn about having a growth mindset.

Resources

Mindset Definition

Mindset Quizmetacognition

Mindshift Motivational Video (5:14)

Fabulous Failures and Growth Mindset Discussion

Getting to Know You Sheet

Clubs and Activities Handout

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Topic: How does High School Work? - Rules and Procedures, Building a Community

Objective: Students will continue to get to know their Bruin Time teacher and classmates. Students will review rules and procedures they learned in class meetings. Students will learn about special events for Homecoming Week (Sept 11 - 15)Bear with

Resources

Code of Conduct Highlights*  

What are the Bear Necessities?

Northrop Homecoming Week

Decades Ballot

Thursday September 14, 2017

Topic: Flex Time and Student Feedback

Resources

Bruin Flex Time Student Handout

Bruin Time Student Questions

Optional Goal Setting Materials:

SMART Goal Setting Worksheet