The weeks before and after Spring Break have been dominated by state testing…. it changes our entire schedule and makes everyone tired and cranky! It is fitting that we have been studying the adolescent brain, and how adolescents need more sleep!
We made a kahoot quiz about the brain, and it was a super fun way to review!
We also read an article from Time Magazine about the difficulties of being an adolescent in today’s world. Part of the article discussed the epidemic of cutting, and why teenagers do it. We took a class poll, to see if anyone had friends or knew anyone who cut. The results were shocking. We talked about whether students were getting help, and if not, why. Our next step is to invite the social worker in to talk to students about how they can get help, for themselves or for friends.