Supplementary Activities for Xello K-2 Vertical Plan

Xello’s future readiness model helps meet the ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors in Xello for student success. Starting as early as Kindergarten, they begin building the learning strategies, self-management, and social skills to set the foundation to be future ready.

Investigation and Inquiry

These activities help foster students’ natural curiosity and promote development of critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and inquiry skills. The activities also underscore the detective motif in Xello K-2 and bring it into the classroom.

Career Town Connection: Students will learn to investigate mysteries and solve problems as a detective recruit.

KINDERGARTEN 1ST GRADE 2ND GRADE BONUS
ACTIVITY Detective Me
Students draw pictures of themselves as detectives and interview a classmate
Stare Detective
Students memorize and recall items on a tray
Detective Stories
Students read and write detective stories
Secret Code Game
Students write and decipher secret messages
IN-APP MY FILES Upload a photo of their detective self-portraits and their "New Friends Times" interview Upload a photo of their memory list or drawing Upload a photo or audio recording of their detective story Upload a photo of their secret message and decoder
ASCA Standards B-LS 2 B-LS 8 B-SS 1 B-LS 1
B-LS 2
B-LS 5
B-LS 9

About Me

Through these activities, students explore and identify their likes and dislikes, feelings, strengths and abilities, interests, and character traits. Students will recognize that these are important factors that make them special, contributing to an overall sense of positive self-concept. The activities also serve as an effective launch point for future investigation into their opportunities and career/life planning.

Career Town Connection: Students will identify their interests, skills, and preferences through location reflection quizzes, and build their self-knowledge through the documentation of their growth and learning in their About Me My Files.

KINDERGARTEN 1ST GRADE 2ND GRADE BONUS
ACTIVITY Me Collage
Students create a collage that represents them
"About Me" Bag
Students collect and share items that are meaningful to them
My Family Story
Students create a family tree and share stories
Dear Future Me
Students send a message to their future selves
IN-APP MY FILES Upload a photo of their About Me collage Upload a photo of their object and/or a video of their presentation Upload a photo of the class family tree and family member story, along with a video of their presentation Upload the video to their future self story, and include a photo of their worksheet and picture
ASCA Standards M 1
B-SS 2
M 1
M 3
M 1
B-SMS 3
B-SS 1
B-LS 2
B-LS 7
B-LS 8

Me and My Community

These activities encourage students to engage in their communities (school and neighborhood) and develop the skills, knowledge, and behavior to be responsible and contributing citizens.

Career Town Connection: Students will identify their interests, skills, and preferences through location reflection quizzes, and build their self-knowledge through the documentation of their growth and learning in their About Me My Files.

KINDERGARTEN 1ST GRADE 2ND GRADE BONUS
ACTIVITY Classroom Salad and Friendship Book
Each student contributes to creating a friendly community in the classroom
Community Scavenger Hunt and Paper Mural
Students learn about businesses and helpers in their neighborhood
Class Speaker/Field Trip
Reach out to parents to support learning about careers in your community
Class Citizenship Project
Students' own communities create rich learning opportunities
IN-APP MY FILES Upload a photo of "I am a good friend" drawing and include a link to the digital class friendship book Upload a photo of their career drawing Upload a photos of their community scavenger hunt and class mural Upload photos of their final project and reflections
ASCA Standards B-SS 2
B-SS 4
B-SS 9
B-LS 2
B-SS 7
B-LS 10
M 1
B-SMS 3
B-SS 1
M 3
B-SS 5
B-SS 6
B-SS 7
B-SS 9
B-SMS 9

Career/Life Skills Vocabulary

These activities introduce students to key career/life skills vocabulary and concepts

Career Town Connection: Students will learn about many different occupations and career vocabulary as they visit each location.

KINDERGARTEN 1ST GRADE 2ND GRADE BONUS
ACTIVITY Rhyme Time Students match rhyming words The Missing Words Students fill in the blanks with career-related vocab words "What to Learn" Poll Students collaborate to choose areas of interest to explore as a class Career Interview
Students interview an adult about his/her work
IN-APP MY FILES Upload a photos of their rhyme time worksheets and drawings Upload a photo of their Coco Cow occupation worksheet and a link to the compiled file of student drawings Upload a photo of the occupation bar graph and the class display of the chosen career Upload a photo of their career interview worksheet. Or ask them to take a photo, audio or video recording of their interview to upload
ASCA Standards B-LS 8
B-SS 7
B-LS 1
B-LS 8
B-SS 6 B-LS 1
B-SS 3
M 4

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