1. Attire and Grooming Check
Students are to rectify the changes immediately if possible.
Students who are unable to (eg those who need a haircut) will be given up to Wednesday (3 July) to make the necessary changes.
2. Class Seating Arrangement
3. Setting up the Classroom Environment & Reminders
Please use the time for the following:
(i) Clean up the classroom. Remind the class that they need to ensure that they need to keep the classroom clean so as to ensure that everyone has a conducive learning environment.
(ii) Remind the Class Secretary to write down the class attendance, together with the list of absentees, on the top right hand corner of the whiteboard at the beginning of each day. The Class Secretary has to update the whiteboard if there are any changes in to the attendance in the course of the day.
(iii) Remind the class that they need to switch off the projector, lights, fans and air-conditioner when they leave the classroom.
(iv) Remind the lower Secondary classes that they need to ensure that they wait quietly outside the classroom after recess. As the upper secondary classes are having their lessons at that time, the noise level might distract them.
4. Update of Students’ Particulars
5. Reflection for the Class
3 positive traits of the class
Thereafter, invite the students to pen down 3 personal goals, 2 things they look forward to this term and 1 wish that they have for the class.
5. Reminders about students' well-being
Remind students that Term 3 will be a busy term with the following upcoming events:
§ Youth Day (T3W2) - Remind the students about the upcoming Inter-House Cosplay competition held during Assembly on 5 July 2013. Link to details.
§ Racial Harmony Day (T3W3)
§ Digital Citizenship Week (T3W4)
§ National Day (T3W6)
§ Level Test 2 (T3W7/8)
§ Teachers' Day (T3W10)
§ EOY (T4W3)
6. Inspirational Video
Youth Day is a special day celebrated by many countries in the world to appreciate the youths’ achievement in each country. It is also celebrated to promote the contribution of young people to their countries’ development. Different countries celebrate youth day on different dates based on certain event or occasion in the past which has significant event to the country.
As we commemorate Youth Day in a week's time, here is an inspirational video
Title: "The girl who silenced the world for 5 minutes."
Link to video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPx5r35Aymc
Context of the video:
The girl in the video, Severn Cullis-Suzuki, daughter of David Suzuki, addresses the very first U.N. Conference on Climate Change in Rio. She is a 12-year old girl from Canada traveled to Brazil and spoke to the United Nations Earth Summit to speak the truth with such power and grace that she silenced the world. She called on grownups to follow the same rules we teach our children. She defined the role of the climate negotiators then and today her words ring truer than when she spoke them. Her speech has been heard by millions.
Here she is returning to Rio again in 2012. She explains from a new perspective why it is that she believes humanity will act to change our future. If you are interested in watching what she has to say 20 years after her speech as a 12 year old, click this link for the video.
Questions to ask the class:
What is the change you can make in the world?
What change will you make in the world?
What change would you commit in doing?