Following our work on writing letters of accountability, we dove right in to the new curriculum and talked in groups about different scenarios,, and the choices that they presented to act in a positive or negative way. We had some great group discussions, and students liked the fact that they got to acknowledge that there are some positive consequences for ditching, for example, but that the negatives far outweigh the positives!They enjoyed working through scenarios in groups, and coming up with their own. Some students who had been absent finished up their letters, also
In addition, 2 classes earned so many class points, that they got class parties!
They requested ice cream and scary movie shorts!
I wanted to share one of the particularly thoughtful letters of accountability to a teacher here at Lake:
DEAR MRS. BAILADO,
In my class we are learning about the ladder of accountability, and thinking back to last year, and how I treated you I realize I didn’t treat you as you were supposed to be treated.
Last year when you helped me to accomplish so much and learn beyond what I thought I could.I am extremely grateful and I am sorry for the way I treated you.
While you were teaching me and my class there were some people who were acting out of and you had trouble with and after you were done settling them down and handling them, then I would continue to talk and be disrespectful and also being loud even though you deserve more than that.
I sincerely apologize for being rude even though you tried to teach me and tried to be a nice and educate me and my class and you kept on trying to look out for our best interest and I sincerely apologize for being rude and making matters worse when i should’ve really been grateful and thankful for all that you have taught me and helped me accomplish.