We worked hard this week on learning about Worry Wall and what he does to our brain. We talked about that when Worry Wall (or worry) is in our brain, it's hard to think about anything else, or to solve our problems. Each group worked on a collaborative list of things that we sometimes worry about. I love doing these types of activities because I learn about the children AND it sometimes sparks conversation between the children, such as finding commonalities or asking questions of one another. We also talked about how to defeat Worry Wall--by taking a deep breath and changing our thoughts from worried thoughts to reassuring or positive thoughts ("I can do this." "I'm safe." "I can try.", etc.) We reviewed the social story from earlier in the year "Changing my Thoughts" and replaced the word "negative" with "worried". I've included that social story in my blog as well. The children also enjoyed a game day with Mrs. Szalay and we worked on a 5 point scale dealing with voice volume. That should be coming home. Have a wonderful weekend and if you get a chance tomorrow, check out Jump Rope for Heart--Saturday from 1-3 at Lakeland High School!
The joke this week was: "What animal needs a wig? A bald eagle!"
The word of the week was "pumped" which the kids wrote under "happy".