Framework for TRIBES Curriculum K-2
The first week of school will focus on building inclusion, community, procedures, and
teaching about the brain and how we learn.
The Tulsa Model is the framework for school improvement and student success.
The Community Guidelines provide the behavior expectations for each school.
7 COMMUNITY GUIDELINES:
Mutual Respect - considering and honoring individual cultural values, beliefs and
needs - includes respect for others, newcomers, children, teachers, parents, caring
adults, personal property, individual property, individual skills, talents,
Attentive Listening - attending (listening silently with full attention), non-verbal
encouragement, paraphrasing and reflecting feelings
Truthfulness - Being honest about things and feelings, and being honest with
ourselves and others
Trustworthiness - practicing being dependable, reliable, honest, a keeper of
Appreciations/No Put Downs - statements of regard and recognition rather than
negative derogatory remarks
Right to Pass - choosing the extent to participate in a group activity, particularly
when it involves sharing feelings - does not apply to learning tasks when
individual accountability is required (e.g. homework, taking tests, responding to
Personal Best - quality of work, the best possible performance given the time and
Most of the following activities are found in the TRIBES book unless otherwise noted.
Strategies & Energizers:
1. My Name in Print (p257) adapted: teacher prints each child’s name on
computer using a font that resembles bubble letters. Each child decorates
the letters in his/her name using designs, different colors or patterns. Each
child then shares their decorated name with the other students.
2. Name Game (p248)
3. Meet Someone Special (p252) using Milling to Music (p267)
4. Name Train (TRIBES Energizer Box)
Community Circle Topics:
1. Name Wave (p395)
2. Why do we need procedures?
3. This year I want to…
4. Friends are…
5. Five Tribbles (p249)
1. The Brain Basics (p66)
2. Cross Crawl (p4) Brain Gym (Activity Post on the Web)
3. Think of an X Brain Gym (Activity Post on the Web)