Weekly Tribes 2019-2020: Everyday Circles

This is a project that Tribes Learning Communities, Peace Learning Center, and HEART came together to create…and now it is ready for you to put to use in your classroom! You can check it out here:  www.tribes.com/everydaycircles/ Hit the ‘buy the cards’ button and you can see an explanatory video.  For 27 cents a day, […]

Jigsaw – Influential Women in Canadian History

1. PROVIDE FOR INCLUSION: A You Question, Energizer, or Linking Strategy Energizer: Bubble Gum – Page 382. The bubblegum energizer has students race to open a pack of bubblegum with mittens on. It ties into the topic of Influential Women in that all the women we would be learning about in the Jigsaw had to […]

After School Program Inclusion Project – ‘let’s teach and learn’

This is from Mossyrock Jump Start in Washington state. TITLE:  Let’s teach and learn GRADE:  3 – 8 MATERIALS/TIME REQUIRED:  post it notes, sticker dots for voting, calendar for planning; 30-40 minutes PROVIDE FOR INCLUSION – A You Question, Energizer, or Linking Strategy:  do the strategy ‘pen pals’ (also known as ‘instant bulletin board’), found […]

Weekly Tribes – Oreos

This is a cool little graphic organizer for I-messages and Appreciations. Make something that looks like an Oreo – two ovals with a rectangle in between.  Each shape should be large enough to write a sentence in.  I had a stack available to students so they could write one whenever they felt the need… First, […]

Make your own “Important Book”

Submitted by Vicki McKenna TITLE:  Make your own Important Book GRADE: K – 5; use peer tutors/buddies;  This can be easily adapted for any subject/topic to review key concepts.  (Math – number properties; Science – parts of…; Social Studies – geographical features) MATERIALS/TIME REQUIRED:  The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown and Leonard Weisgard; 50-60 […]

Teaching Listening

Submitted by Vicki McKenna TITLE:  Teaching Attentive Listening GRADE: 3 – 4 –    MATERIALS/TIME REQUIRED: “My Lucky Day” or “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs” –    Pipe Cleaners –    50-60 minutes PROVIDE FOR INCLUSION – A You Question, Energizer, or Linking Strategy: What’s your favourite fairy tale? IDENTIFY THE OBJECTIVES: Provide Opportunity for […]

Be the Main Character

Submitted by Vicki McKenna TITLE:  Be the Main Character GRADE: 3 MATERIALS/TIME REQUIRED:  Children’s books: Franklin, Scaredy Squirrel, Pigeon, Fractured Fairy Tales; T-Shirt outline from book (p. 298) PROVIDE FOR INCLUSION – A You Question, Energizer, or Linking Strategy: Who is your favourite book character? IDENTIFY THE OBJECTIVES: Students communicate and share personal information to […]


Here is a starter list of creative, and fun ways to appreciate. Please send in your additions! Fantastic: Squirt three times, then wipe and say “Fantastic!” Attitude: One hand on hip, one hand snaps while you say “You go! [girl or boy]” Apple Polisher: Hold apple in hand, then rub on shirt 7-7-3-3: Clap 7x, […]

Wordle Agreements

Submitted by Matt Cole Students Use Technology to Show Their Understanding of TRIBES Students from Kirsten Carey’s 3rd grade class worked with Jean Etzel in the Primary School Computer Lab to reflect on what the TRIBES name means to them.  Using the free website www.wordle.net, students entered in words that conveyed their understanding of TRIBES.  […]

Literature that reinforces Tribes TLC concepts – Elementary

Books to read aloud to support the Tribes TLC process.