This week, we spent some time talking about the 7 Habits. On Tuesday, we made a five point scale with weather pictures. Habit #1 (Be Proactive) talks about carrying our weather, which means choosing what kind of day we will have or what kind of mood we will be in. We relate the weather to the five point scale because the children are used to utilizing that to identify their feelings and moods. On Thursday, we played the 7 Habits of Happy Kids game that I got last week. It was tough, but with some practice, I think we'll be acting out the habits in no time! Friday, we read about Habit #5--Seek first to understand, then to be understood. We talked about "listening with our eyes, ears and heart" which means slowing down and taking the time and energy to really hear people. We also discussed the different parts of communication--our body posture, face, voice and the words we say. We had fun saying the same words and phrases in different tones and stances. This is a tough concept, so we'll continue to work on it. Have a wonderful weekend and s
Ann Reece is the upper elementary teacher in the ASD program.