Top 20 Daily Lessons
wednesday, may 20th: how to respond to conflict
Today, Mrs. Damm will go through ways to resolve conflict.
tuesday, may 19th: help others succeed
We talked about how our #1 job is to help others succeed way back in September. However, I wanted to share this great video from Paul Bernabei at Top 20.
monday, may 18th: last week of resolving conflict
Summary of the week and an explanation on how to build your trust fund.
friday, may 15th: Monkey and elephant's worst fight ever!
Mrs. Damm will be reading the book, Monkey and Elephant's Worst Fight Ever! by Michael Townsend.
thursday, may 14th: "i" statements
Mrs. Damm will explain how to use an "I" statement when we are in conflict.
wednesday, may 13th: instant replay
The folks from Top 20 share a chapter from their book, Top 20 Teens. Learn more about instant replays and how they can be helpful when experiencing conflict.
tuesday, may 12th: i love my new toy!
Today, Mrs. Damm will be reading the book, I Love My New Toy by Mo Willems. As you listen to the story, notice how the characters are feeling and what statements they are using.
monday, may 11th: week 2 of conflict resolution
This week, we will be continuing our discussions on conflict resolution.
friday, may 8th: toe-to-toe & heart-to-heart
Mrs. Damm will explain the differences between toe-to-toe and heart-to-heart conflict resolution. She will also be reading the story of The Zax.
thursday, may 7th: conflict
Conflict is a part of everyday life, but how can we handle it effectively? Mrs. Damm will go through the common places we may see conflict and one strategy that can help.
wednesday, may 6th: feelings detectives
Today we will be feelings detectives and try to figure out how the person is feeling based on facial expressions and body language.
tuesday, may 5th: resolving conflict
Happy week 6 of distance learning!
thursday, april 30th: how to respond to negative tornadoes
Mrs. Damm walks through some strategies on how to prevent and stay away from negative tornadoes.
wednesday, april 29th: ELIMINATING NEGATIVITY WORKSHEET
Complete the following worksheet to practice how to use "let the problem be the problem" and how to respond to social tornadoes.
tuesday, april 28th: negative tornadoes
Today's video goes in-depth on negative tornadoes and how we should respond when we see a social tornado.
monday, April 27th: Introduction to negative tornadoes
In this video, Mrs. Damm will be highlighting the lessons for the week as well as giving a brief description of negative tornadoes.
friday, april 24th: how to stop a thought circle
We will be continuing our conversation on thought circles. Mrs. Damm goes through the 3 steps on how to stop a thought circle.
thursday, april 23rd: parts
Today, Mrs Damm will be reading the book Parts by Tedd Arnold. The boy in the story has lots of worries. How are his worries affecting his feelings? Is he in a thought circle? And if he is, how can he get out of it?
wednesday, april 22nd: indicators and trampolines
We have another video from Kevin at Top 20. This time, Kevin's kids talk about their indicators and trampolines.
tuesday, april 21st: worry monster
Today's activity is from the Kindergarten curriculum. We will be putting our creativity hats on and making our very own worry monsters!
monday, april 20th: week 2 of eliminating negativity
Mrs. Damm's video for today is an introduction to the week's lessons and a more in-depth discussion about thought circles. She will also sneak peak tomorrow's activity.
friday, APRIL 17th: worries & thought circles
Friday's lesson will go through what is the difference between positivity and negativity as well as what is worry and what does it feel like. Mrs. Damm will also explain thought circles and what we can do about them.
thursday, april 16th: all tied up with worry
Our activity for today comes from the 4th grade lessons. We will be writing out our worries to see how much our worries can affect us.
wednesday, april 15th: responding to invitations
Today's video is from Kevin Brennan, our Top 20 Training representative. He shares how invitations can invite us to go below the line.
Tuesday, april 14th: introduction to thought circles
Welcome to Week 3 of Top 20 Online. Today, Mrs. Damm will highlight the activities for the week as well as give an introduction to thought circles.
thursday, april 9th: would you rather
Have other people's opinions prevented you from trying something new? For today's activity, we will be playing Would You Rather. Mrs. Damm encourages you to play with someone in your household and to try something new this week. Have a great Spring Break!
Wednesday, April 8th: Name it, claim it, tame it
Today's video comes from Top 20 Training and Kate Thomas, a Counselor in Wayzata, MN. She talks about thought circles and how we can tackle our worries regarding COVID-19.
tuesday, april 7th: all about me glyph
Today, students can create an All About Me Glyph to emphasize their special qualities. You can use the ideas in the worksheet or create your own special traits. Stay true to yourself, and don't let Other People's Opinions affect your choices.
monday, april 6th: week 2 of OPO's (and distance learning)
Mrs. Damm's video today will highlight the week's lessons as well as explain a couple more topics relating to OPO's (other people's opinions).
Friday, April 3rd: not good enough feelings
Today's video will be addressing how opinions can cause us to have NGE's or Not Good Enough feelings. We will also hear a story about a boy named Jacob and what he did with an opinion that was not in his best interest.
thursday, april 2nd: giraffes can't dance
Today, Mrs. Damm will be reading Giraffes Can't Dance. Follow along and see if you can find those opinions.
wednesday, april 1st: gratitude from top 20 training
Today's video is shared directly from Top 20 Training. Ashley Weber, a French teacher of 13 years, shares her Thankful Thursdays.
Tuesday, March 31st: how to respond to opo's
In today's video, Mrs. Damm is going through some situations where we may come across OPO's. Follow along and think about what you would do.
Monday, march 30th: An introduction to Top 20
Watch the video below to learn how Top 20 will be presented in an online format.
Top 20 Training is a curriculum guided in concepts and strategies that encourage our youth to Think, Learn, and Communicate (TLC) effectively. TLC skills help students discover the power they have within themselves to develop their potential and make choices that enhance the quality of their lives, relationships, and experiences. Students K-6 will receive biweekly classroom lessons in the following areas: Creating a Culture of Learning, The Line, Mistakes, The Frame, EQ and Star Qualities, Other People’s Opinions, Eliminating Negativity, Conflict Resolution, and Know How We’re Smart. If you have any questions or would like more information on Top 20 Training, please contact Jenna Damm (School Counselor) at 218-583-2927 x8110 or firstname.lastname@example.org .