Plymouth River Elementary’s 2018 ISW Plans

The mission of the Plymouth River School Community in Hingham Public Schools, where children are treasured, is to foster a love of learning in an innovative, cooperative climate which empowers all students to be competent, productive, caring and responsible citizens.

Principal Melissa Smith and her staff have created a plan including activities to help celebrate Inclusive Schools Week. We hope this inspires your plans!

Submitted by: Principal, Melissa Smith  at  Plymouth River School

ISW 2018 Celebration Plans

GRADE

ACTIVITIES

K

 Snowflakes/Snowpeople or “The best part of me”

1

 Snowman/Snowflake activity “Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things but look at what they can do when they stick together.”

2

 Heritage quilt – each student makes a paper square at home with families about their heritage and the quilt is displayed in the classroom.

3

 Pilgrim doll discussions in class based on Molly’s Pilgrim/heritage

 Reading of “Bad Case of Stripes”

4

 “Miraculous Me” reflection and writing activity

5

 “Unwrapping My Gifts!” – Activity that identifies students’ individual strengths and recognizes that everyone has different strengths.

Art

 Murals around the school.

 Adaptive drawing, examples of artists who are creating in new ways due to a disability

Physical Education

  Students will participate in activities as an individual with a physical disability…we will use blindfold   for experience games a visually impaired individuals, use scooters to experience games as an individual who may have no use of their legs.

Computer Science

  Cyberbullying lessons that focus on celebrating our differences

Spanish

  If you really knew me

Library

  Everyone is One of Us

Music

  Discuss family traditions for special days

Staff Professional Development Videos

Cultural Competence: What Does It Mean For Educators

Don’t Limit Me