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    1. 1. Families-a way to build community <ul><li>Lea Van Ness, Judy Kennedy and Leslie Powell </li></ul><ul><li>CAIS-Head Royce School </li></ul>
    2. 2. Who is here as a first time teacher wanting to build community in their school?
    3. 3. Who is here as a team interested in integrating a community program into your school?
    4. 4. How many of you are administrators looking to include a way to build a more cohesive community?
    5. 5. What is it?
    6. 6. Our goal is to help you launch this program at your school
    7. 7. Benefits of Families <ul><li>A way to build community in the lower school </li></ul><ul><li>5th grade leadership opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen connections and creates a bond amongst students that wouldn’t normally exist </li></ul><ul><li>Helps students feel a sense of belonging in a smaller group within the larger group </li></ul><ul><li>Introduces traditions that students look forward to annually </li></ul>
    8. 8. Where did Families come from? <ul><li>Desire to establish whole school community </li></ul><ul><li>Originated about 18 years ago </li></ul><ul><li>Evolved to include: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>community service </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>multiculturalism/diversity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>character education </li></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 9. How does it work? <ul><li>Supervisor plus committee </li></ul><ul><li>Student body is divided into cross grade level groups K-5 (about 14 students per group) </li></ul><ul><li>Families meet six times a year </li></ul><ul><li>Families don’t change year to year </li></ul>
    10. 10. Aches and Pains <ul><li>When you do meet as a Family what do you do </li></ul><ul><li>Hard for kindergarteners </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of commitment to the program buy-in </li></ul><ul><li>Continuity in each Family </li></ul><ul><li>Project based can be difficult </li></ul><ul><li>Needs a purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Community service </li></ul>
    11. 11. Redefined Families <ul><li>Character Education </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose is clear </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul>
    12. 12. Attributes <ul><li>Honesty </li></ul><ul><li>Respect </li></ul><ul><li>Courage </li></ul><ul><li>Justice </li></ul><ul><li>Loyalty </li></ul>
    13. 19. Kindness Campaign <ul><li>Kindness to self </li></ul><ul><li>Kindness to others </li></ul><ul><li>Kindness to the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Kindness to the community </li></ul><ul><li>Kindness to the world </li></ul>Random Acts of Kindness Random Acts of Kindness
    14. 24. Making a Difference <ul><li>Making a difference to self </li></ul><ul><li>Making a difference with others </li></ul><ul><li>Making a difference in the community </li></ul><ul><li>Making a difference in the world </li></ul>
    15. 31. How could you integrate Families? <ul><li>Hidden curriculum exists </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ecoliteracy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Service learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Character education </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multiculturalism </li></ul></ul></ul>

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