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    Name: Ms. Warshaw
    Grade/Subject: Advisory/Guidance
    Professional Bio:
     
    Ms. Warshaw received her Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers University with a double major in French and Communications.  She then began her career in education as a French teacher in Verona High School in 1992.  Shortly thereafter, she returned to school to earn her Master’s Degree in Education with a specialization in French through Eastern Washington University and the Université Internationale in Nice, France.  As a teacher, one of her favorite aspects of the profession was getting to know her students on a personal level and assisting them with academic and social issues.  It is for this reason that after twelve years in the classroom, Ms. Warshaw decided to pursue her School Counseling certification in order to be able to work more closely with her students on their personal matters.  She was a guidance counselor in the high school for five years and is now one of the two counselors at H.B.W. Middle School.  Ms. Warshaw enjoys working individually with her students, and also in groups through her role as the instructor of the Advisory course for her 5th and 6th graders.  Outside of school, Ms. Warshaw enjoys being active, going to see musicals, and she LOVES animals (especially cats!!)   
                                                                            

     

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    Grade 5 Advisory Syllabus


    Course Description
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    The Advisory course covers self-esteem, study skills, listening skills, conflict resolution, tolerance, diversity, and bullying.  The Advisory course is one way of helping middle schoolers adjust to the changes that pervade their lives.  The Advisory course will promote a sense of belonging, trust, and confidence which can help the middle school student feel secure enough to solve personal problems.  The Advisory course will also provide guidance in decision-making and the examination of alternatives to situations the student faces daily.

    Course Outline:
    Week 1 - Self Esteem
    Week 2 - Peer Pressure
    Week 3 - Study Skills
    Week 4 - Conflict Resolution
    Week 5 - Bullying
    Week 6 - Tolerance and Diversity

    The lessons will be taught through the use of worksheets, videos, stories, role plays, games and discussion.  Cooperative learning techniques will be utilized for most lessons.

    Course Requirements:
    Students will be expected to participate in discussions and complete all class activities.  Students will be graded on a Pass/Fail grading system.  The grade will be determined as follows: class participation, classwork, projects.

     

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    Grade 6 Advisory Syllabus

    Course Description:
    The Advisory course covers our uniqueness, developing friendships, setting goals, decision-making, conflict resolution, bullying, different family structures, and career exploration.  The Advisory course will promote a sense of belonging, trust, and confidence, which can help the middle school student feel secure enough to solve personal problems.  The advisory course will also provide guidance in decision-making and the examination of alternatives to situations the student faces daily.

    Course Outline:
    Week 1 - Uniqueness
    Week 2 - Friendships
    Week 3 - Setting Goals/Decision-Making
    Week 4 - Conflict Resolution
    Week 5 - Bullying
    Week 6 - Family Structure/Career Exploration

    The lessons will be taught through the use of worksheets, videos, stories, role plays, games, and discussion.  Cooperative learning techniques will be utilized for most lessons.

    Course Requirements:
    Students will be expected to participate in discussions and complete all class activities.  Students will be graded on a Pass/Fail grading system.  The grade will be determined as follows: class participation, class work, and projects.