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Things I wish I had known...




Urbana 5th graders are touring UMS this week. Tell me 5 things that you learned this year as a 6th grader that you wished you had known before you started at UMS.

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What would you do?



A new student is walking down the hall in front of you. He/she drops his/her binder and it spills all over the hall.

  1. What do you do and why?
  2. Has this ever happened to you? Did anyone ever stop and help you?
  3. Would you be more/less likely to help a person if you know them?
Answer these questions in the comments below.

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Compassion



Compassion is showing sympathy and concern for others when they are experiencing misfortune. What does compassion look like? Where have you seen compassion at UMS? Think About how we can make a movie about compassion. Share your ideas about a "compassion" themed movie in the comments section.

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Thinking about the future...



Spring break is over and we are rapidly approaching the end of the school year. Answer the following questions in the comments section below:
  1. Create one school related goal for the remainder of the school year. (This could be a grade based goal, but it does not have to be. )
  2. Create one goal for outside of school. (This could be something you want to do this summer.)
  3. Think about the projects we have done in advisory this year (i.e. podcasting, stop motion, comic life, pages, etc...). In the next few weeks, which of these projects would you like to do again?

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Integrity




This month's character trait is integrity. Tell me what you think integrity is, and tell me someone that you know that has high integrity.

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If I had a million dollars...




If you had a chance to spend a million dollars on anything but yourself, how would you spend it and why?


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Superpower



If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why would you choose this power? Post your answer in the comments below.

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A Question For You



If you could ask President Obama one thing, what would it be and why? (Respond in the comments below)

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Perseverance





Perseverance is pursuing goals with determination despite difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement (Sticking to it even when it gets hard.) Tell me about a time when did something that was very hard and you wanted to quit, but you fought through to succeed.

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Readiness




The character trait for January is readiness. What does readiness look like? What does it mean to be ready? How do you get yourself prepared for class, school, sports, clubs, etc...? What is one thing you would tell someone to help them be prepared for school?

Post comments answering these questions and your thoughts about readiness.

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