Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Q4 FIRE Week 9: June 5-9

FIRE Resources @ FTHS WIKI | FTHS Bulletin

REMINDERS: 
  • Finals Schedule Next Week
    • Monday | Period 7 Final @ 8:00; Shortened 1-6, Dismiss 1:45
    • Tuesday | Periods 1 & 2 Finals
    • Wednesday | Periods 3 & 4 Finals
    • Thursday | Periods 5 & 6 Finals, Last Day of School
    • Friday | NO SCHOOL - Have a great summer!

TUESDAY

Advisory Day - TOPIC: End of the Year Celebration
  • Be at the door to welcome students.
  • FIRE Crew take attendance immediately at the start of FIRE.
    • Give names of any absent students to the FIRE teacher.
  • Maintain a central location in the room for everyone to sit together.
  • If you have not previously, your group may plan for an end-of-the-year FIRE celebration for later this week
  • Otherwise, students should be planning how to best use their time this week to prepare for final projects and exams

WEDNESDAY 

Projects, Homework and Travel Day
  • Be at the door to welcome students.
  • FIRE Crew take attendance immediately at the start of FIRE.
    • Give names of any absent students to the FIRE teacher.
  • Maintain a central location in the room for everyone to sit together.
  • Students sign out for travel if on their plan for the week
    • Assign one leader DAILY to "check up" on your travelers
  • Students set up for homework or project work
  • Students should have SSR books available for quiet reading at all times
  • Sit down with your group and be the role model for the behaviors you want to see in them
  • FIRE CREW GOALS: 
    • Choose one of the MORE ACTIVE 150 Ways to Show Kids You Care
    • Follow through on recognizing each of your group members this week
    • This will be a weekly goal for every FIRE leader
    • Each leader may choose their own "way" each week
    • Recognition should happen away from FIRE class
    • Feel free to use this activity beyond your FIRE students - peers, staff, family, etc.

THURSDAY

Projects, Homework and Travel Day
  • Be at the door to welcome students.
  • FIRE Crew take attendance immediately at the start of FIRE.
    • Give names of any absent students to the FIRE teacher.
  • Maintain a central location in the room for everyone to sit together.
  • Students sign out for travel if on their plan for the week
    • Assign one leader DAILY to "check up" on your travelers
  • Students set up for homework or project work
  • Students should have SSR books available for quiet reading at all times
  • Sit down with your group and be the role model for the behaviors you want to see in them

FRIDAY

Projects, Homework and Travel Day
  • Be at the door to welcome students.
  • FIRE Crew take attendance immediately at the start of FIRE.
    • Give names of any absent students to the FIRE teacher.
  • Maintain a central location in the room for everyone to sit together.
  • Students sign out for travel if on their plan for the week
    • Assign one leader DAILY to "check up" on your travelers
  • Students set up for homework or project work
  • Students should have SSR books available for quiet reading at all times
  • Sit down with your group and be the role model for the behaviors you want to see in them


Resources

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Q4 FIRE Week 8: May 30 - June 2

FIRE Resources @ FTHS WIKI | FTHS Bulletin

REMINDERS: 
  • Monday, May 29 - NO SCHOOL for Memorial Day
  • Friday, June 2 - Special Schedule for Dragon Talks
  • Monday, June 5 - Picture Day with EDA classes

TUESDAY

Advisory Day - TOPIC: Preparing for the end of your freshman year
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
5/29
No school
5/30
1,3,FIRE,5,7
5/31
2,4,FIRE,6,7
6/1
1,3,FIRE,5,7
6/2
Dragon Talks
with Period 3
Dismissal 1:55
6/5
Periods 1-6
Picture Day
6/6
1,3,FIRE,5,7
6/7
2,4,FIRE,6,7
6/8
1,3,FIRE,5,7
6/9
2,4,FIRE,6,7
6/12
P7 Final
Short 1-6
Dismiss 1:45
6/13
P1 Final
Break
P2 Final
6/14
P3 Final
Break
P4 Final
6/15
P5 Final
Break
P6 Final
6/16
No School
Summer Begins

  • Be at the door to welcome students.
  • FIRE Crew take attendance immediately at the start of FIRE.
    • Give names of any absent students to the FIRE teacher.
  • Maintain a central location in the room for everyone to sit together.
  • Discussion | FIRE Leaders to Freshmen - How to get through the last 3 weeks
    • Review the Foothill Calendar for the last three weeks
    • Share how YOU prepare for last projects deadlines
    • Share how YOU study for final exams
    • Share how YOU handle stress and anxiety
    • Give tips on how the freshmen can use their time in class, at FIRE and at home to get everything done for the end of the year
    • Remind them that they can go to you to talk about stress or to get help
    • Remind them that they need to talk or email teachers NOW about issues

WEDNESDAY 

Projects, Homework and Travel Day
  • Be at the door to welcome students.
  • FIRE Crew take attendance immediately at the start of FIRE.
    • Give names of any absent students to the FIRE teacher.
  • Maintain a central location in the room for everyone to sit together.
  • Students sign out for travel if on their plan for the week
    • Assign one leader DAILY to "check up" on your travelers
  • Students set up for homework or project work
  • Students should have SSR books available for quiet reading at all times
  • Sit down with your group and be the role model for the behaviors you want to see in them
  • FIRE CREW GOALS: 
    • Choose one of the MORE ACTIVE 150 Ways to Show Kids You Care
    • Follow through on recognizing each of your group members this week
    • This will be a weekly goal for every FIRE leader
    • Each leader may choose their own "way" each week
    • Recognition should happen away from FIRE class
    • Feel free to use this activity beyond your FIRE students - peers, staff, family, etc.

THURSDAY

Projects, Homework and Travel Day
  • Be at the door to welcome students.
  • FIRE Crew take attendance immediately at the start of FIRE.
    • Give names of any absent students to the FIRE teacher.
  • Maintain a central location in the room for everyone to sit together.
  • Students sign out for travel if on their plan for the week
    • Assign one leader DAILY to "check up" on your travelers
  • Students set up for homework or project work
  • Students should have SSR books available for quiet reading at all times
  • Sit down with your group and be the role model for the behaviors you want to see in them

FRIDAY

Dragon Talks - NO FIRE TODAY


Resources

Monday, May 15, 2017

Q4 FIRE Week 6: May 15-19

FIRE Resources @ FTHS WIKI | FTHS Bulletin

REMINDERS: 
  • Testing Schedule Next Week, May 22-26
    • Monday | Periods 2, 4, 6 and 7 ( yes...and 7th...on a Monday )
    • Tuesday | Periods 1, 3, 5 and 7
    • Wednesday | Periods 2, 4, 6 and 7
    • Thursday | Periods 1, 3, 5 and 7
    • Friday | Regular 2, 4, FIRE, 6, 7 Block Schedule
  • Monday, May 29 - NO SCHOOL for Memorial Day
  • Friday, June 2 - Special Schedule for Dragon Talks

TUESDAY

Advisory Day - TOPIC: How bullying affects people
  • Be at the door to welcome students.
  • FIRE Crew take attendance immediately at the start of FIRE.
    • Give names of any absent students to the FIRE teacher.
  • Maintain a central location in the room for everyone to sit together.
  • Show video clip on big screen from Jostens THE HARBOR
    • Season 3 Episode 7, "Bullying Always Causes a Response"
    • User Name: melanielindsey
    • Password: dragons123
  • Put the questions below on the big screen.
  • Lead a discussion and encourage students to share some of their thoughts.
    • THIS EPISODE FEATURES TWO SEGMENTS FROM STUDENTS WHO HAVE DEALT WITH BULLYING. ONE OF THE STUDENTS IN THE FIRST SECTION SAID SHE PREFERS TO HANG OUT WITH BOYS, “ . . . [B]ECAUSE GIRLS ARE JUST NOT NICE.” 
      • Do you think there’s a difference between how boys and girls bully others? Do you think girls bully others more than boys do or vice versa? Why or why not?
    • M I K E B E L I E V E S T H A T B U L L Y I N G A L W A Y S C A U S E S A R E S P O N S E , ONE OF WHICH CAN BE RETALIATION FROM THE PERSON BEING BULLIED. 
      • Have you ever witnessed what Mike described as the “vicious cycle” of retaliation? What could you or someone else have done to break this cycle?
    • M I K E S U G G E S T S T H A T S O M E B U L L I E S T R E A T O T H E R S T H E W AY T H E Y D O B E C A U S E T H E Y ’ R E B E I N G BULLIED THEMSELVES AND THAT, “ . . . [H]URT PEOPLE OFTEN TIMES REALLY DO HURT PEOPLE.” 
      • Have you known any bullies who were being bullied by someone else? How do you think what Mike said applies to this person?
    • T O W A R D S T H E E N D O F T H E E P I S O D E , M I K E C H A L L E N G E S T H O S E W H O H AV E BULLIED OTHERS TO ASK THEMSELVES WHY THEY TREAT OTHERS THE WAY THEY DO. 
      • With Mike’s questions in mind, list some factors that might lead someone to bully another person. Do you think that trying to understand or empathize with a bully could help deter them from bullying? Why or why not?
  • Complete Weekly FIRE Plans with students, sign when completed
    • Freshmen are now being asked to use their agendas for Quarter 4 to do their weekly planning as a transition to their sophomore year.
    • Students have been invited to print Weekly FIRE Plans if they still want to use the form but we have no more copies in EDA.  You may print from the link above as needed.

WEDNESDAY 

Projects, Homework and Travel Day
  • Be at the door to welcome students.
  • FIRE Crew take attendance immediately at the start of FIRE.
    • Give names of any absent students to the FIRE teacher.
  • Maintain a central location in the room for everyone to sit together.
  • Students sign out for travel if on their plan for the week
    • Assign one leader DAILY to "check up" on your travelers
  • Students set up for homework or project work
  • Students should have SSR books available for quiet reading at all times
  • Sit down with your group and be the role model for the behaviors you want to see in them
  • FIRE CREW GOALS: 
    • Choose one of the MORE ACTIVE 150 Ways to Show Kids You Care
    • Follow through on recognizing each of your group members this week
    • This will be a weekly goal for every FIRE leader
    • Each leader may choose their own "way" each week
    • Recognition should happen away from FIRE class
    • Feel free to use this activity beyond your FIRE students - peers, staff, family, etc.

THURSDAY

Projects, Homework and Travel Day
  • Be at the door to welcome students.
  • FIRE Crew take attendance immediately at the start of FIRE.
    • Give names of any absent students to the FIRE teacher.
  • Maintain a central location in the room for everyone to sit together.
  • Students sign out for travel if on their plan for the week
    • Assign one leader DAILY to "check up" on your travelers
  • Students set up for homework or project work
  • Students should have SSR books available for quiet reading at all times
  • Sit down with your group and be the role model for the behaviors you want to see in them

FRIDAY

Projects, Homework and Travel Day
  • Be at the door to welcome students.
  • FIRE Crew take attendance immediately at the start of FIRE.
    • Give names of any absent students to the FIRE teacher.
  • Maintain a central location in the room for everyone to sit together.
  • Students sign out for travel if on their plan for the week
    • Assign one leader DAILY to "check up" on your travelers
  • Students set up for homework or project work
  • Students should have SSR books available for quiet reading at all times
  • Sit down with your group and be the role model for the behaviors you want to see in them


Resources

Monday, May 8, 2017

Q4 FIRE Week 5: May 8-12

FIRE Resources @ FTHS WIKI | FTHS Bulletin

REMINDERS: 
  • Monday, May 8 - Block Schedule - 2,4,F,6, no 7th
    • FIRE Advisory TODAY - students should NOT be traveling to other classes
  • Friday, May 12 - Special Schedule for Air Guitar
    • Short Periods 1-6
    • Lunch for all at 12:20
    • Air Guitar until 1:55 p.m.
    • No off-campus lunch

MONDAY

Advisory Day - TOPIC: Digital Citizenship
  • Be at the door to welcome students.
  • FIRE Crew take attendance immediately at the start of FIRE.
    • Give names of any absent students to the FIRE teacher.
  • Maintain a central location in the room for everyone to sit together.
  • Show video clip on big screen from Jostens THE HARBOR
    • Season 3 Episode 4, "WHat kind of digital citizen do I want to be?"
    • User Name: melanielindsey
    • Password: dragons123
  • Put the questions below on the big screen.
  • Lead a discussion and encourage students to share some of their thoughts.
    • T H I N K O F T H R E E P O S I T I V E W O R D S T H A T Y O U T H I N K D E S C R I B E Y O U R C H A R A C T E R A N D P E R S O N A L I T Y. THEN TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS FROM THE PAST MONTH. 
      • Do your posts fit with how you think of yourself, or does what you post make you seem like a completely different person?
    • MIKE SHARES FIVE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF TO HELP YOU PAUSE BEFORE YOU POST™ ON SOCIAL MEDIA. 
      • Have any of these questions factored into what you’ve posted online? Why or why not? How can you use these questions to guide your future posts?
    • A L T H O U G H D I F F I C U L T T O A C C O M P L I S H , M I K E B E L I E V E S T H A T I T ’ S P O I N T L E S S T O G E T I N V O LV E D I N O N L I N E D R A M A O R A R G U M E N T S . 
      • How do you think in-person drama differs from online drama? Is it easier or harder to avoid online drama? How can you remind yourself to take that “little pause in thinking” to recognize your biases and adjust your actions?
    • T H O U G H N E G A T I V I T Y C A N P E R V A D E E V E R Y T H I N G W E S E E O N L I N E , WE ALWAYS HAVE THE CHOICE TO DISENGAGE FROM IT OR RESPOND WITH POSITIVITY. 
      • If others were making negative posts about someone in your school, how would you react? Furthermore, what would happen if you and your friends agreed to only share positive posts for a week?
  • Complete Weekly FIRE Plans with students, sign when completed
    • Freshmen are now being asked to use their agendas for Quarter 4 to do their weekly planning as a transition to their sophomore year.
    • Students have been invited to print Weekly FIRE Plans if they still want to use the form but we have no more copies in EDA.  You may print from the link above as needed.

TUESDAY 

Projects, Homework and Travel Day
  • Be at the door to welcome students.
  • FIRE Crew take attendance immediately at the start of FIRE.
    • Give names of any absent students to the FIRE teacher.
  • Maintain a central location in the room for everyone to sit together.
  • Students sign out for travel if on their plan for the week
    • Assign one leader DAILY to "check up" on your travelers
  • Students set up for homework or project work
  • Students should have SSR books available for quiet reading at all times
  • Sit down with your group and be the role model for the behaviors you want to see in them
  • FIRE CREW GOALS: 
    • Choose one of the MORE ACTIVE 150 Ways to Show Kids You Care
    • Follow through on recognizing each of your group members this week
    • This will be a weekly goal for every FIRE leader
    • Each leader may choose their own "way" each week
    • Recognition should happen away from FIRE class
    • Feel free to use this activity beyond your FIRE students - peers, staff, family, etc.

WEDNESDAY

Projects, Homework and Travel Day
  • Be at the door to welcome students.
  • FIRE Crew take attendance immediately at the start of FIRE.
    • Give names of any absent students to the FIRE teacher.
  • Maintain a central location in the room for everyone to sit together.
  • Students sign out for travel if on their plan for the week
    • Assign one leader DAILY to "check up" on your travelers
  • Students set up for homework or project work
  • Students should have SSR books available for quiet reading at all times
  • Sit down with your group and be the role model for the behaviors you want to see in them

THURSDAY 

Projects, Homework and Travel Day
  • Be at the door to welcome students.
  • FIRE Crew take attendance immediately at the start of FIRE.
    • Give names of any absent students to the FIRE teacher.
  • Maintain a central location in the room for everyone to sit together.
  • Students sign out for travel if on their plan for the week
    • Assign one leader DAILY to "check up" on your travelers
  • Students set up for homework or project work
  • Students should have SSR books available for quiet reading at all times
  • Sit down with your group and be the role model for the behaviors you want to see in them


    Resources

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    Q4 FIRE Week 4: May 1-5

    FIRE Resources @ FTHS WIKI | FTHS Bulletin

    REMINDERS: 

    • Friday, May 5 - NO FIRE due to Teacher Appreciation Week Luncheon
    • Monday, May 8 - Block Schedule - 2,4,F,6, no 7th
    • Friday, May 12 - Special Schedule for Air Guitar
      • Short Periods 1-6
      • Lunch for freshmen at 12:20
      • Air Guitar until 1:55 p.m.
      • No off-campus lunch

    TUESDAY

    Advisory Day - TOPIC: Debrief Ventura Eats
    • Be at the door to welcome students.
    • FIRE Crew take attendance immediately at the start of FIRE.
      • Give names of any absent students to the FIRE teacher.
    • Maintain a central location in the room for everyone to sit together.
    • No Harbor TV this week
    • Round-table discussion to debrief the 9th grade project
      • Leading questions:
      • Did you have technology issues?  What were they?  Ideas for solutions…
      • What tips would you give next year’s freshmen?
      • What did your groups do well together?  What difficulties did your group experience?
      • What did you find most challenging about the process?
    • Complete Weekly FIRE Plans with students, sign when completed
      • Freshmen are now being asked to use their agendas for Quarter 4 to do their weekly planning as a transition to their sophomore year.
      • Students have been invited to print Weekly FIRE Plans if they still want to use the form but we have no more copies in EDA.  You may print from the link above as needed.

    WEDNESDAY 

    Projects, Homework and Travel Day
    • Be at the door to welcome students.
    • FIRE Crew take attendance immediately at the start of FIRE.
      • Give names of any absent students to the FIRE teacher.
    • Maintain a central location in the room for everyone to sit together.
    • Students sign out for travel if on their plan for the week
      • Assign one leader DAILY to "check up" on your travelers
    • Students set up for homework or project work
    • Students should have SSR books available for quiet reading at all times
    • Sit down with your group and be the role model for the behaviors you want to see in them
    • FIRE CREW GOALS: 
      • Choose one of the MORE ACTIVE 150 Ways to Show Kids You Care
      • Follow through on recognizing each of your group members this week
      • This will be a weekly goal for every FIRE leader
      • Each leader may choose their own "way" each week
      • Recognition should happen away from FIRE class
      • Feel free to use this activity beyond your FIRE students - peers, staff, family, etc.

    THURSDAY

    Projects, Homework and Travel Day
    • Be at the door to welcome students.
    • FIRE Crew take attendance immediately at the start of FIRE.
      • Give names of any absent students to the FIRE teacher.
    • Maintain a central location in the room for everyone to sit together.
    • Students sign out for travel if on their plan for the week
      • Assign one leader DAILY to "check up" on your travelers
    • Students set up for homework or project work
    • Students should have SSR books available for quiet reading at all times
    • Sit down with your group and be the role model for the behaviors you want to see in them

    FRIDAY NO FIRE due to Teacher Appreciation Week Luncheon

    NONE


    Resources

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Q4 FIRE Week 3: April 24-28

    FIRE Resources @ FTHS WIKI | FTHS Bulletin

    REMINDERS: 

    • Monday, May 1 - Special Schedule for Ventura Eats Project
      • Short Periods 1-6
      • Dismissal for uppergrades at 12:20
      • Lunch for freshmen at 12:20
      • Presentations start at 1:00 p.m.

    TUESDAY

    Advisory Day - TOPIC: Inportance of serving your community
    • Be at the door to welcome students.
    • FIRE Crew take attendance immediately at the start of FIRE.
      • Give names of any absent students to the FIRE teacher.
    • Maintain a central location in the room for everyone to sit together.
    • Show video clip on big screen from Jostens THE HARBOR
      • Season 2 Episode 25, "Service: Why Are You Doing It?"
      • User Name: melanielindsey
      • Password: dragons123
    • Put the questions below on the big screen.
    • Lead a discussion and encourage students to share some of their thoughts.
      • A L T H O U G H H E W A S I N I T I A L L Y R E L U C T A N T A B O U T G O I N G O N H I S M I S S I O N T R I P, MIKE RETURNED HOME WITH A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON LIFE. 
        • Have you ever had an experience that changed your life the way this mission trip did for Mike? Describe what happened and how it changed your perspective.
      • W H E N I T C O M E S T O S E R V I C E , M I K E C H A L L E N G E S V I E W E R S T O T H I N K A B O U T THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEING A VOLUNTEER AND BEING “VOLUNTOLD.” 
        • What does he mean by this? When have you been “voluntold” to do something? When have you truly volunteered to serve? How did these experiences differ?
      • M I K E B E L I E V E S T H A T S E R V I C E D O E S N ’ T R E Q U I R E T R A V E L I N G T O S O M E F A R A W A Y D E S T I N A T I O N ; IT’S EASIER AND JUST AS IMPACTFUL TO SERVE IN YOUR OWN COMMUNIT Y. 
        • Do you think that volunteering locally would be less meaningful than a mission trip overseas? What volunteer opportunities exist in your community? What might be some advantages of volunteering locally?
    • Complete Weekly FIRE Plans with students, sign when completed
      • Freshmen are now being asked to use their agendas for Quarter 4 to do their weekly planning as a transition to their sophomore year.
      • Students have been invited to print Weekly FIRE Plans if they still want to use the form but we have no more copies in EDA.  You may print from the link above as needed.

    WEDNESDAY 

    Projects, Homework and Travel Day
    • Be at the door to welcome students.
    • FIRE Crew take attendance immediately at the start of FIRE.
      • Give names of any absent students to the FIRE teacher.
    • Maintain a central location in the room for everyone to sit together.
    • Students sign out for travel if on their plan for the week
      • Assign one leader DAILY to "check up" on your travelers
    • Students set up for homework or project work
    • Students should have SSR books available for quiet reading at all times
    • Sit down with your group and be the role model for the behaviors you want to see in them
    • FIRE CREW GOALS: 
      • Choose one of the MORE ACTIVE 150 Ways to Show Kids You Care
      • Follow through on recognizing each of your group members this week
      • This will be a weekly goal for every FIRE leader
      • Each leader may choose their own "way" each week
      • Recognition should happen away from FIRE class
      • Feel free to use this activity beyond your FIRE students - peers, staff, family, etc.

    THURSDAY

    Projects, Homework and Travel Day
    • Be at the door to welcome students.
    • FIRE Crew take attendance immediately at the start of FIRE.
      • Give names of any absent students to the FIRE teacher.
    • Maintain a central location in the room for everyone to sit together.
    • Students sign out for travel if on their plan for the week
      • Assign one leader DAILY to "check up" on your travelers
    • Students set up for homework or project work
    • Students should have SSR books available for quiet reading at all times
    • Sit down with your group and be the role model for the behaviors you want to see in them

    FRIDAY

    Projects, Homework and Travel Day
    • Be at the door to welcome students.
    • FIRE Crew take attendance immediately at the start of FIRE.
      • Give names of any absent students to the FIRE teacher.
    • Maintain a central location in the room for everyone to sit together.
    • Students sign out for travel if on their plan for the week
      • Assign one leader DAILY to "check up" on your travelers
    • Students set up for homework or project work
    • Students should have SSR books available for quiet reading at all times
    • Sit down with your group and be the role model for the behaviors you want to see in them


    Resources