Welcome to the next mission set of your child’s mentorship program with Moxie!
All Moxie learning missions are based on National Standards. National Education Standards are the learning goals for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. Moxie’s mission sets are based on social-emotional learning standards developed by CASEL: https://casel.org/core-competencies/
Here’s a brief overview of what this mission set looks like:
MISSION SET THEME
This mission set’s theme is Personal Space. Mentors will help Moxie learn about their own personal boundaries and how to respect the boundaries of others.
MISSION SET OBJECTIVE
To help your child (mentor) and Moxie understand that everyone has a different need for personal space and it is important to respect those boundaries and not judge them in oneself or others.
There are eight missions in this set. These missions are designed to help children think deeper about the theme of personal space, and to translate some of what they have learned into their everyday lives. This mission set your Moxie Mentor will:
- Discuss with Moxie the concept of personal space.
- Visualize and draw their own personal space bubble.
- Talk about how it feels when someone invades your personal space bubble.
- Populate their previous drawing with people in and outside the personal space bubble.
- Explore how/when the size of personal space bubbles can change.
- Moxie and mentor help one of the robots at the G.R.L. with a problem related to personal space.
- A two-part mission that uses a hula hoop (or other materials ) to create a personal space bubble.
Each mission set works on specific social-emotional learning (SEL) goals. The missions in this set work on the following goals:
- Understand the concept of personal space
- Determine the size of their personal space bubble
- Understand how the sizes of personal space bubbles can change based on the environment
- Identify emotions felt when someone invades their personal space bubble
- Identify body language that shows when another person is uncomfortable
- How to ask others to respect their personal space
THINK ABOUT IT
What does personal space mean to you? Does it mean the same thing to you as it does to the other members of your family? Do the people in your life respect each other’s personal boundaries?
Help your child bring lessons learned with Moxie into everyday living:
- If you notice that your child is getting into someone’s personal space this week, kindly remind them that they are inside of that person’s personal space bubble. This will help to reinforce the concepts that your child is learning is learning with Moxie.
- Play personal space red light, green light! Have your child stand at the opposite end of the room. Ask them to move closer to you by walking, hopping, skipping, crawling, or frog jumping. Greenlight means they can keep moving closer. Yellow light means they are approaching your personal space bubble. Red light means they are too close to your bubble and have to stop! Try this a few times and see if your child can remember where they need to stop before you have to say red light.
- Common Sense Media: https://www.commonsensemedia.org
- Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation: http://www.ecmhc.org/index.html
- Useful sections on friendship, problem solving, and emotions
- Britannica For Parents: https://parents.britannica.com
- Articles on Social and Emotional Learning
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