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Braves Academy

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In Braves Academy, students will learn about the importance of school and how to make the most of his/her educational experience, how to interact with others successfully and develop good character, and how to make informed decisions about his/her future life and career. Students will keep a Braves Academy folder with all their exploring and learning, which they will be able to keep after completing class in eighth grade.  
Programs and resources that will be utilized:
Why Try? is a curriculum that teaches the importance of positive decision making, thinking about your future, good character, working hard and plugging into a support system so that students will create opportunity, freedom and self-respect.
The Medal of Honor curriculum focuses on the six core values of Medal of Honor recipients: Courage, Patriotism, Integrity, Citizenship, Commitment, and Sacrifice.
The Child Advocacy Center Kids First Program   Safety & abuse prevention
Jackie Harris with the Health Department  will focus on the dangers of tobacco and having healthy relationships. 
Jamie Ensley with EdSouth will engage students in future planning, financial literacy and transitioning to middle school and high school.  The Kuder assessment will be utilized to match interests and skills with career paths.
 Loudon County Schools Health Educator will provide education on health and wellness.
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Braves Academy Scope and Sequence

Unit 1:  Procedures 

Week 1:

Day 1:  Procedures

Day 2:  Classroom Expectations

Day 3:  How to Work in Groups Effectively

Day 4:  How to Work in Groups Effectively

Day 5:  Procedures Practice

Unit 2:  Academic Skills

Week 2:

Day 6:  Introduction of Academic Skills/Assessment

Day 7:  Problem Solving

Day 8:  Goal Setting (Short Term/Long Term)

Day 9:  Time Management

Day 10: Review/Check-in/Study Space

Week 3:

Day 11:  Organization

Day 12: Tracking Grades/GPA

Day 13:  Success in Class/Getting Help/Study Buddies

Day 14:  Learning Styles

Day 15:  Reducing Test Anxiety/Review/Check-in

Unit 3:  College and Career Readiness

Week 4:

Day 16: Introduction/Vocab/Pre-Assessment 

Day 17:  In My Spare Time (Hobbies)

Day 18:  When It's Okay to Daydream (Career Goal Setting)

Day 19:  Life's a Puzzle (Life Roles)

Day 20: Work Study (Work Skills)

Week 5:

Day 21:  Review/Teamwork

Day 22: Career Clusters

Day 23: What's the Difference? (Occupations & Industries)

Day 24: Charting the Region (Geographical Industries)

Day 25:  Here's How It Works (Resources)

Week 6:  

Day 26:  Review/Check-in

Day 27:  Where Am I Going? (Ideal Life)

Day 28:  Creating Opportunities (Entrepreneurship)

Day 29:  Creating Opportunities (Entrepreneurship)

Day 30:  Review/ Post-Assessment

Unit 3:  Social and Emotional Development

Week 7:

Day 31: The Maligned Wolf: Understanding Another's Perception

Day 32: Communication-What Is It? (1 of 4) 

Day 33:  Communication- What Did You Say? (2 of 4)

Day 34:  Communication- I Heard You the First Time (3 of 4)

Day 35:  Communication- So That's How You Feel (4 of 4)

Week 8:

Day 36:  Review/Advisory

Day 37:  Conflict- What Is It?

Day 38:  Conflict Management Strategies

Day 39:  Freeze, Face, Fight or Flight

Day 40:  Human Bingo

Week 9:

Day 41:  Self-Control I (1 of 2)

Day 42: Self-Control II (2of 2)

Day 43:  Harassment:  What to Do if It Happens to You

Day 44:  Review & Wrap up

Day 45:  Celebration