BtN School Swimming

Watch the video below and then answer the questions as a quality comment to this post. If you get time, explore the ‘Related Information’ section next to the video on the BtN website.

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1. According to the report, the number of kids who won’t know how to swim by the time they leave primary school is…

2. What does the Royal Lifesaving Society want to do to tackle the problem?

3. What do supporters of their idea say?

4. What are some disadvantages of their idea?

5. What do you do to stay safe when swimming?

6. What are some ways people can keep themselves safe in the water?

7. Should swimming lessons be compulsory in all primary schools? Why? Why not?

BTN- Kids Sleep

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Discussion Questions
1.What’s the last thing you do before you go to bed? Discuss with another student.
2.What has a new study found about using electronic devices be
fore going to bed?
3.The light emitted from electronic devices can affect how well we sleep. True or false?
4.When it gets dark, your brain clock decides itis sleep time and tells another part of your body to release what chemical?
5.Why do we need sleep?
6.If we don’t get enough sleep it can affect our…
a.Concentration
b.Memory
c.Learning
d.All of the above
7.What can we do to get a better night’s sleep?
8.Experts say that turning off screens at least an hour before going to bed is a good idea. True or false?
9.How much sleep do you think you need each day?

BtN – CyberSmart

Watch the video below and then answer the questions as a quality comment to this post. If you get time, explore the ‘Related Information’ section next to the video on the BtN website.

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1. Summarise this BtN video in a few sentences.
2. Which website recently launched a campaign to encourage Aussie kids to pledge their commitment to stop bullying?
3. What does cyberbullying mean?
4. How is cyberbullying different to bullying someone face-to-face?
5. Why do you think some people that bully online would never do it face-to-face?
6. What is trolling?
7.What are some strategies kids can use to help deal with cyber bullying?
8.List some positive aspects of social media and communicating online.
9. How did this story make you feel?
10.What do you understand more clearly since watching the BtN story?

 

Character Strengths

Today we are going to take a survey to find out what some of our ‘Character Strengths’ are. Click here to visit the website to take the survey. We can work on developing character strengths to help us with various relationships, tasks and well-being.
The Values and Character Strengths are:

Wisdom and Knowledge:

Creativity
Curiosity
Judgement
Love of Learning
Perspective

Courage:

Bravery
Perseverance (Persistence)
Honesty
Zest

Humanity:

Love
Kindness
Social Intelligence

Justice:

Teamwork
Fairness
Leadership

Temperance:

Forgiveness
Humility
Prudence
Self-Regulation

Transcendence:

Appreciation of beauty and excellence
Gratitude
Hope
Humour
Spirituality

What are your top five character strengths?
What are the ways in which you could use your strengths to help others?