Most teachers don't want another prep, but it also bothers them to see advisory time wasted by students just sitting around talking. A coworker and I decided to put some time into planning some good activities.
I can't exactly say what the exact theme of our advisory was- I would summarize it best as fun things to learn that don't fit into regular class. We also tried to integrate group bonding as much as we could and tried to avoid it feeling too much like a regular class. Some examples of activites we did include writing a letter to a company, learning how to tell stories better, and making origami.
By the middle of the year my students (Middle Schoolers!) were making comments like, "We have the best advisory," and, "None of the other advisories do anything." Additionally, they started coming to me with ideas.
Included is the weekly schedule, unit summaries, and work sheets (13 pages worth) that we used. Hope these are as fun for you and your students as they were for mine.
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