I'm sorry I've been so slow on the blog these past few weeks! We've been busy, busy, busy at school and there's so much to do! Over the past two weeks, the children have been reviewing the sizes of problems and reactions. This is such an important skill that we'll keep coming back to it over and over (and over and over) again. Many of the behavior issues we encounter in a day have roots in this concept. We reviewed the definitions and examples of these different sizes, and also made witch hats to demonstrate the sizes of each of these concepts. Children had the opportunity to identify problems through different types of activities and my older group even wrote their own problem and reaction to share with their group. We also spent some time last week working on the nuances of 'feeling faces'. We tried to pinpoint how different parts of the face look when making different emotional expressions. Misunderstandings in this area sometimes cause us to not respond correctly to problems, or perceived problems. We also enjoyed some Halloween fun!
Our joke of the week was: "Why was the math teacher always so sad?
Because every day was nothing but problems!"
Our emotional word of the week was: frightened. The children wrote it in their Social Skills notebooks under "Scared".