Welcome to the NMASC Advisor Idea Exchange!

NMASC Advisor Idea Exchange blog! This blog will provide monthly conversations along with additional topics proposed by NMASC member school advisors. It is similar to the National Student Project Database that NASC offers, but with additional topics that are Student Council-based. This is the 3rd year for this blog for advisors to discuss and share ideas.
Advisors please share ideas that have worked for your school and council.  Feel free to discuss and share ideas in the blogs’ comment section! We hope that this blog will be helpful to you and your councils.

Kameron Urban, 2018 1 st VP
Justin Landis, Executive Advisor to the 1st VP

Ending the School Year

      As the school year draws to a close, many students are eager to go on summer vacation. Everyone has worked hard, from staff to students and administration. Reward this hard work by holding class competitions, a movie, teacher luncheon, or simply giving out thank-you cards to staff.
     In addition, get the younger ones ready for next year by holding 5th or 8th grade orientations. Now is also an ideal time for council officer elections, reviewing the council constitution, and planning for the year ahead.    
  –Does your school have any end of year traditions?
 –How do you show appreciation for staff?
 –How does your council stay active throughout the summer?

Getting Through State Testing and Staying Motivated for the End of the School Year

State Testing had begun across the Land of Enchantment. Thus, beginning a stressful time for staff and students alike. This time also begins the end for our seniors high school careers, as they begin the next chapter in life.

  • How do you or your school help staff and students relieve stress this time of year?
  • How does your school celebrate the end of the school year, specifically for your senior class?
  • How do you keep your senate motivated through the end of the school year?

Check out for stress reducing activities

http://www.collegefashion.net/college-life/30-fun-easy-ways-to-relieve-final-exam-stress/

Happy Spring New Mexico!

 

 

Welcome Back From Winter Break!

Welcome back! It’s the end of a very needed winter break and the beginning of the last semester of the school year, and the last for our graduating seniors!

Here are a few things to get your students ready and motivated:

•new year, clean slate
•create new class or personal goals
•make a personal or class vision board for the second semester

Winter Assembly Ideas:
Shark attack: The goal is to have 1 player sitting on a scooter collecting balls with a laundry basket. They can only move by pulling yourself with your arms or being pulled by your partner.

Magic Carpet: 1 person sits on a rug while the second person pulls them around an obstacle.

Blog Response Question:
If you can give one piece of advice for preparation for State Conference, what would it be?

Important dates:
January 20th- Deadline to submit student delegates’ names

February 1st-  NMAA eligibility list sent by you directly to NMAA

Back-to-School Icebreakers

By Ashleigh Randazzo

Objective:

Fun ways to engage conversations between students and teachers. Also an exciting way to get to know each other.

Icebreakers:

The Blanket Game, Two Truths and a Lie, Shoe Pile, Signs, and Group Juggle.

Explanation of Icebreakers:

The Blanket Game a funny icebreaker to get to know other people in the room. A large blanket is held up between two groups, and one player from each team stands behind the blanket. The goal of the game is to be the first to identify the other person behind the blanket.

Two Truths and a Lie is a classic get-to- know you icebreaker. Players tell two truths and one lie to their partner. The object of the game is to determine which statement is the false one.

Shoe Pile– Ask everyone to take off one of their shoes (only one). Have everyone throw their shoe into a big pile in the center. Continue by one player at a time picking a shoe and saying three things they like about the shoe. Finally have the player guess who the shoe belongs to.

Signs– Each person chooses an action word to go with their name (e.g., “Swimming Sam”), then show the action to the group who repeat it. This is continued by going in a circles repeating your sign first, and then someone else’s sign. This stimulates a way to introduce oneself and learn people’s names.

Group Juggle– Throwing balls to others in a circle and learning names. This can be extended to “warp speed” by seeing how fast the group can throw balls through a set order to each group member.

We look forward to hearing your Back to School activities!