Wednesday, March 14, 2018

March 14th Social Action at OPA

ACTIVITIES TODAY AT OPA:
First, let me apologize for the confusion created by the OPAPO Facebook post. OPA as a whole did not participate in a School Sponsored Walkout for political reasons. OPA created a social action event, to educate students about being a great citizen.  As outlined in the March 2nd and monitored in the March 9th Principal's Blog, OPA students participated in the national event in many ways. Two groups of students walked out with assigned teachers as previously planned. Several classes did activities outside but not as a political protest, as an act of citizenship or character building. Here are some of the great activities teachers planned:

Kindergarten: Students created a handprint and listed how they are kind and a good friend and drew pictures of what it means to be a good friend. 
1st Grade: Students worked on skills of Synergy and how to work through conflict resolution. 
2nd Grade: Students made posters to hang in the building about being a good citizen, one second grade class "registered to vote," and wrote letters to school leaders or Ogden Councilmen Nadolski who visited 2nd grade earlier this week. 
3rd Grade: Students and Teachers chose to clean OPA as part of their citizenship and social action. 
4th Grade: Students went outside to participate in a human knot activity and release balloons with a lesson of how we are all connected. 
5th Grade: Students and teachers discussed conflict resolution and appropriate social relationships. 
6th Grade: Students went outside and participated in remembrance activities of students lost at Parkland (mostly, they tried to get their picture on the drone flying about). Then returned to do an activity involving a discussion of citizenship as a friend. 
7-9th Grade:  Students returned to the classes they had signed up for and attended Friday, then action activities were determined by the classes on Friday. Some students wore the school colors of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in remembrance of the the lives lost. Some classes, teachers and students, went outside and to 12th street in peaceful protest.  
1. Civic Responsibility; How to make your voice heard; Government and law-making
2. Safety at our School
3. Peaceful Demonstrations: Taking a stand
4. Signs to watch for is supporting our fellow classmates, and reporting
5. Resources for personal crisis, internet safety and reporting
6. Persuasive letter writing to legislators
7. Positive Relationship building

14 de marzo
ACTIVIDADES HOY EN OPA:
Primero, déjeme disculparme por la confusión creada por la publicación de OPAPO en Facebook. OPA como un todo no participó en una huelga patrocinada por la escuela por razones políticas. OPA creó un evento de acción social para educar a los estudiantes sobre cómo ser un buen ciudadano. Como se delineó  el 2 de marzo y se monitoreó en el Blog de la directora el 9 de marzo, los estudiantes de OPA participaron en el evento nacional de muchas maneras. Dos grupos de estudiantes salieron con maestros asignados como se planeó previamente. Varias clases realizaron actividades fuera, pero no como una protesta política, sino como un acto de ciudadanía o construcción de carácter. Estas son algunas de las actividades que los maestros planearon:

Jardín de infantes: los estudiantes crearon una huella de mano y explicaron cómo ser amables y buenos amigos y dibujaron imágenes de lo que significa ser un buen amigo.
1er Grado: Los estudiantes trabajaron en las habilidades de Synergy y cómo trabajar a través de la resolución de conflictos.
2do Grado: Los estudiantes hicieron afiches para colgar en el edificio de cómo ser un buen ciudadano, una clase de segundo grado "se registró para votar" y escribieron cartas a los líderes escolares o al concejal de Ogden, Nadolski, que visitaron el segundo grado a principios de esta semana.
3er Grado: Los estudiantes y maestros eligieron limpiar afuera de la escuela como parte de su demostración de ciudadanía y acción social.
4to Grado: Los estudiantes salieron para participar en una actividad de nudo humano y lanzaron globos con una lección de cómo todos estamos conectados.
5to Grado: Estudiantes y maestros discutieron la resolución de conflictos y las relaciones sociales apropiadas.
6to Grado: Los estudiantes salieron y participaron en las actividades de recuerdo de los estudiantes perdidos en Parkland (la mayoría intentaron ver su imagen en el dron volando). Luego regresaron para realizar una actividad que implica una discusión sobre la ciudadanía como amigo.
7mo-9no Grado: Los estudiantes regresaron a las clases a las que se habían inscrito y asistieron el viernes, luego las actividades de acción fueron determinadas por las clases el viernes. Algunos estudiantes usaron los colores de la escuela de Marjory Stoneman Douglas High en recuerdo de las vidas perdidas. Algunas clases, profesores y estudiantes salieron a la calle 12 en protesta pacífica.
1. Responsabilidad cívica; Cómo hacer que tu voz sea escuchada; Gobierno y legislación
2. Seguridad en nuestra escuela
3. Demostraciones pacíficas: Tomando una posición
4. Señales para observar es apoyar a nuestros compañeros de clase e informar
5. Recursos para crisis personal, seguridad en internet e informes
6. Escritura persuasiva de cartas a los legisladores
7. Construcción de relaciones positiva

Below is a copy of the Principal's blog post from March 2nd: 
The PLAN for March 14th: While planning for a peaceful action event that was being discussed on the national level, we concluded that some education is required to provide meaning for the student action event. On March 9th at 2:00pm all students participated in some education on the following topics:
Elementary
Kindergarten and 1st Grade: Teachers will choose two topics will be provided for students in each grade level;
1. Random acts of kindness
2. How to make choices to keep safe
3. How to look out for your friends
4. Positive relationship/friendship building

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Grade: Four topics will be provided for students to attend at each grade level;
1. Positive relationship/friendship building
2. Safety at OPA and for yourself
3. Civic Responsibility: How to have your voice heard, government structures and law-making
4. Resources on internet safety, and reporting concern.

Secondary
Jr. High Students: Students will sign up for one of seven possible classes on the following topics;
1. Civic Responsibility; How to make your voice heard; Government and law-making
2. Safety at our School
3. Peaceful Demonstrations: Taking a stand
4. Signs to watch for is supporting our fellow classmates, and reporting
5. Resources for personal crisis, internet safety and reporting
6. Persuasive letter writing to legislators
7. Positive Relationship building

March 14th: Then on March 14th at 10:00 am for 30 minutes, students will have the opportunity to return to those classes and be involved in a a related social action activity. Again, if you would like to volunteer to support teachers and students in these activities, please contact Leydy Sandoval at (801)627-3066 or lsandoval@ogdenprep.org

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