After two weeks of D.A.R.E. instruction our young Tiger sixth graders have already learned some valuable life lessons.
Last week we learned how drug and alcohol use can affect our community reputations. We were taught how to Identify ourselves as important members of the school, understand the relationship between Alcohol and Other Drug use, how society shapes our behavior, and that high school students who choose not to drink or do drugs are in the majority. Did you hear that? The MAJORITY! Most high school kids are choosing to stay away from drugs. What an amazing example!!
The second lesson taught us about the consequences that drug abuse can have on us. We now understand how alcohol and drugs affect our brains and that there are huge risks that comes with alcohol and drug use.
Along with journal entries, class activities, vibrant powerpoint lessons and attention-grabbing illustrations, the D.A.R.E. Curriculum has been a challenging and exciting experience for us and we look forward to many more months of new and exciting lessons.