Advisory – Creating a community that cares for one another and keeps one another safe

Building & Strengthening Our Connections and Community
 
The purpose of the activities and discussion of advisory this week is to develop a shared understanding of how we are connected in our community and how we build and strengthen a caring and healthy community.

Talking Points for Monday

March is violence prevention month. March will be a time to identify the different types of violence that impacts our lives and how we can stop the violence and prevent more harm from taking place.

During advisory in March, we will discussing where we live, work, study and play and what types of challenges and problems we are facing.

We will see how our school-wide expectations — Be Safe | Be Responsible | Be Respectful — are connected to building and strengthening a safe and caring community.

In advisory this week, we are going to focus on identifying what we like about our community and how we are connected to each other through our community.

For opening round, ask:

  • What is a community?
  • What makes a community a community?

Have students share their responses and ideas.

By Wednesday:

Describe how where you live, work, study and play is connected:

  • What is one thing you like about Oakland?
  • What is one thing you like about the Fruitvale District?
  • What is one thing you like about United for Success Academy, your school?
Use the community connections activity sheet to complete this discussion. THIS WILL BE SENT IN A SEPARATE EMAIL.
 
Sample discussion questions:
What is the same about Oakland, the Fruitvale and our school?
What is different about Oakland, the Fruitvale and our school?
How are these three different spaces of our community connected?
How are you connected to Oakland, to the Fruitvale and to our school?

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