Falcon Focus

Topics for the week of September 27th to October 1st

7th Grade 

Summary

In this week’s lesson, your child will identify a goal they want to work on, anticipate roadblocks, and develop an If–Then Plan for their own goal.

Question

Think of a time you achieved a big goal, such as learning to drive or graduating from school. Tell your child about your big goal and some of the smaller goals you needed to finish in order to achieve it. Ask your child to tell you about a goal they have.

8th Grade

Summary

In this week's lesson, your child will identify and respond to positive and negative influences that may affect them while pursuing a goal.

Question

Tell your child about something positive or negative that influenced you as you were working toward a goal. For example, a friend who helped you find a job or learn a new skill. Ask your child about positive and negative factors that may influence them.

9th Grade

Summary

This week, students will practice identifying their own and others' emotions and actions in various common scenarios, such as time management, friend interactions, and more. The aim is to help students learn the importance of considering the perspectives of others.

Question

Share with your student how understanding your own emotions and perspective as well as those of others affects your interpersonal interactions and your decision making. 

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September 20-24, 2021

7th Grade 

Summary:

In this week’s lesson, your child will identify and distinguish between internal and external obstacles (or “roadblocks”) that can hinder their progress toward goals.

Question

Tell your child about a roadblock you encountered when you were working toward a goal, and if you had control over the roadblock.

8th Grade

Summary

In this week’s lesson, your child will choose something they’d like to get better at and think about how they could apply their unique strengths to do that.

Question

Help your child make a list of strengths they have. Ask your child about how they could use these to get better at a new skill.

9th Grade

Summary

Students will learn about the importance of multiple perspectives and showing respect amidst differences when solving problems. 

Question

Share with your student a time when other perspectives helped you reach a better solution.

Week of September 13-17, 2021

7th Grade

Summary

In this week's lesson, your child will learn how to learn from mistakes. When your child does difficult things, they may initially make mistakes and fail, but these mistakes can be chances to learn and grow.

Question

Tell your child about a mistake you made in the past and what you learned from it. Ask your child to tell you about a mistake they made and what they learned from it.

 

8th Grade

Summary

In this week’s lesson, your child will reflect on how they have used their personal strengths to develop an interest, skill, or ability.

Question

Tell your child about a skill, interest, or ability you have and how you developed it. Discuss the skills, attitudes, or people who helped you along the way.

 

9th Grade

Summary

In this week's lesson, your student will learn strategies to stop and identify emotions in a stressful situations and to shake off these emotions and focus on daily intentions. 

Question

Share with your student how you set daily intentions and what you do to stop and take stock of how you are feeling when under pressure. How do you shake off emotions that distract you from your goals and intentions?