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 Being Helpful . Mentors will help Moxie learn about how to give and receive help from others.
MISSION SET OBJECTIVE
To help your child (mentor) and Moxie understand how important being helpful is, but that not everyone always wants help.
There are eight missions in this set. These missions are designed to help children think deeper about the theme of helpfulness, and to translate some of what they have learned into their everyday lives. This mission set your Moxie Mentor will:
- Discuss what it means to be helpful.
- A two-part mission to make a helpfulness cube.
- Explore ways we can help others in our community.
- Advise a robot back at the G.R.L. to curb his enthusiasm.
- Help Cruncher solve a problem about when his help isn’t wanted.
- Collaborate with Karu on the writing of a story.
- A two-part mission to find a trusted adult and offer help.
- Summarize everything learned about helpfulness for the robots at the G.R.L.
Each mission set works on specific social-emotional learning (SEL) goals. The missions in this set work on the following goals:
- Understanding the concept of helpfulness
- Identifying emotions felt after being helpful
- Determining if another person wants your help
- Identifying ways to be helpful at home, school, and in the community
THINK ABOUT IT
How is the concept of helpfulness handled in your home?
Help your child bring lessons learned with Moxie into everyday living:
- Ask your child about the helpfulness cube they made with Moxie or encourage them to complete this mission! Once the cube is made, have the child roll it once every day this week to see what helpful activity they can do!
- If your child needs encouragement to be helpful around the house, create a helpfulness jar! Decorate a mason jar and choose a small-medium sized object to fill it with (pom poms, marbles, etc). Every time your child asks to be helpful or completes a helpful act around the house, add an object to the jar. Once the jar is filled, your child can receive a set reward.
- 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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