MS Assembly: This weekly check-in will feature important announcements from students and teachers, reminders of important dates, trading respect necklaces, student presentations, and anything else we deem fitting. We will get students leading these as much as possible, but every teacher is encouraged to come with ideas to lead a morning assembly.
Mentor Time: This is a time for students and teachers to get more focused time together in order to better support student needs socially/emotionally and academically. This is also designed to develop leadership opportunities for the students and create avenues for peer support of social/emotional and academic needs.
Morning Mentor Check-In: This time is used for mindfulness, attendance and announcements. Other possible activities include:
Short videos – discussion
Big Question bag
Get students ready for day ready for the day
Afternoon Mentor Check-In: This is a time for teachers and students to check in and help students be on top of their organizations skills to ensure they are staying on top of their work and obligations and their Jalan-Jalan Journal.
Physical Electives: This 60 minute period will give students choices between physical activity courses that will run in six-week blocks. Possible activities include:
BSSA (for those wanting to compete in the current sport for the BSSA season)
Green Studies projects
Mepantigan (martial arts)
Arts Electives: This 90 minute period will give students choices between artistic courses that will run in six-week blocks. Possible activities include:
Green Studies projects
Reading/Social/Emotional: This 30-minute period will provide us with the space to foster reading for the love of reading while also providing room for our counselor to provide social/emotional lessons to each class once per week.
Students will write each day at the end of this time to reflect on the day’s reading.
Literacy Electives: These classes will borrow from Michael Schmoker’s ideas in ‘Focus’ and use many different ‘lenses’ to develop reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. Course can explore topics in science, history, geography, global issues, literature and more while using the Australian English learning objectives and guideposts. Students will elect these courses, which will be leveled. When needed, students will be guided into the appropriate class. Each day should allow time for students to read, write, and critically analyze their work and the work of their peers.
Math The Middle School Mathematics program at Green School is an innovative, student-centered model. The curriculum is based on the Singapore Mathematics Learning Outcomes – from which, a scope and sequence has been designed to fit with Green School’s unique vision, mission and educational philosophy. The majority of the course units are delivered in Concept Groups where students are assessed at the beginning of each topic and then placed accordingly in groups with students of similar learning requirements. Formal Assessment is based on an individual’s learning throughout the unit by comparing pre-and post-assessment data.
Thematic Units: These units will meet in year groups (each divided in two). Six week topics will act as an umbrella for one week mini-units focused on a particular subject area. These subject areas include; Literacy (English), Indonesian and Balinese Culture, Environmental science, physics and math, and Global Awareness. Teachers will rotate through the classes so that each class gets the unique perspective brought by each teacher.
These us will focus on inquiry based learning and will strive to get the students asking ‘Big Questions’ and becoming adept and searching for and postulating answers.
The ‘Big Four’ of intellectual, kinesthetic, artistic, and interpersonal learning are a focus of these lessons.
Jalan Jalan: These courses focus on experiential learning in the areas of service, enterprise, and outdoor education. Students will be required to identify their personal learning outcomes to compliment those designed by the teacher. Students will be required to journal each day and comment on their experience for the day and how it extended their learning and shaped their goals for the course. Teachers will assess by participation and critical skills. Please use the afternoon mentor time to ensure student journaling.
Maintenance Time: This one-hour period is focused on students working on homework, getting extra help with something that is proving difficult, and extending their learning. This is a great opportunity for teachers to check in on students to be sure they are current with their work or understand concepts covered in class.