Leopard League is a new initiative that Mrs. Murray (ASD teacher) and Mrs. Gollin (Social Worker) have started with Leonard 5th graders. Once a month each 5th grade class participates in a special lesson centered around a life skill emphasizing inclusion of all. Each session includes a mini lesson discussing the targeted life skill and a fun, hands-on activity where every student is an active participant through embeddedj ob roles. The vision for Leopard League is for this inaugural class to leave a legacy for future Leopard League learners to continue.
For the final Leopard League the 5th graders completed a legacy project to leave for future Leopard League members. The students worked on scrapbook pages to explain what lessons they learned throughout the year, and how the put these skills into practice!
March Leopard League focused on including previous skills learned to display good sportsmanship working in groups or teams. The teams discussed how to show good sportsmanship by using positive communication, supporting one another and showing kindness and respect. We then put this into practice while playing games focusing on teamwork.
During February’s Leopard League the 5th graders worked on being intentionally kind to one another. Each student wrote one kind thing about another student on a piece of paper. At the end of the lesson, each student was able to read what their classmates wrote about them. Students expressed feeling excited, happy, and warm inside after reading all of the kind things their classmates wrote about them!
During this month's Leopard League, our fifth graders focused on developing a growth mindset. By combining previous months' lessons on teamwork and communication, students worked together to create their own gingerbread houses. When things became challenging, they supported each other and practiced positive self-talk. The life lessons our kids are learning will impact them far into the future!
In November Leopard League students reflected on what they are thankful for and connected over conversations with others. Students shared with others what they are thankful for, and found differences or similarities within their groups. Then the groups shared conversations with each other while enjoying some cider and doughnuts!