Teacher: Ms. Spieles
Class Goal: Students will experience teamwork, life skills and appropriate conflict resolution strategies through adventure challenge activities. Students will learn ways to be an effective, healthy person.
Grading: 60% appropriate participation and preparation (effort, attitude, behavior and being prepared)
40% class assignments, projects and homework
Homework: I give 2 – 3 days to complete an assignment. Sometimes the work requires a parent signature for full credit.
Course Requirements: Students do not need a special folder or notebook for this class; However, they must have a pencil each day. Failure to do so will lower their grade. Having a pencil is part of being prepared.
Lesson Topics include, but are not limited to:
Substance Abuse Awareness
Trust Building (how to help and ask for help)
Problem Solving and how to lead effectively
Independence and Self-Governing (with focus on listening, communication, and handling frustration appropriately)
Observation and Communication Skills
The Importance of Planning *Life Skills
Assertiveness *Handling Different Perspectives
Nutrition Info and Guidelines– Healthy eating habits
Physical Activity Information and Guidelines