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
The theme of this mission set is Family. Moxie and mentor will explore what family means, why family is important, and how families come in all different shapes and sizes.
MISSION SET OBJECTIVE
The objective of this mission set is to help your child (mentor) and Moxie make sense of the concept of belonging to a family. Mentors will explore who is in their family and recognize that their family might look different from those around them.
There are eight missions in this set. These missions are designed to help children explore the theme and translate some of what they have learned into their everyday lives.
In this mission set, your child and their robot will work on the following activities:
- Tell Moxie about their family and discuss why family is important
- Ask a family member to show them an old photo to spark a conversation
- Discuss the importance of family traditions
- Draw a picture that illustrates the diversity of families
- Help a robot from the G.R.L. named Caprice discover the true meaning of family
- Discuss the ups and downs of sharing a space with a family member
- Learn a helpful strategy for conflict resolution
- Summarize what has been learned in this mission set
Each mission in this mission set is designed to align with specific social-emotional learning (SEL) goals:
- understand the concept of family
- learn conflict resolution strategies
- understand the diversity of families
- initiate conversations with family members about the past
THINK ABOUT IT
What does your family look like and what is your child’s role in the family?
Are there extended family members in your child’s life? Are there special non-family members who you consider “family?”
Help your child bring lessons learned with Moxie into everyday living.
- Start a new family tradition! It could be a game night, a family outing, even a special meal.
- Spend a day watching old family videos or going through old family photo albums together.
- For older mentors, initiate a conversation about the diversity of families among your child’s peers. Answer any questions they may have or research answers together.
- Practice the conflict resolution skills your child learned. Remind them that the more they practice, the easier it will be to remember to do it when a conflict arises. Role play conflicts and resolution scenarios.
- Help your child learn more about your family culture!
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