Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Winter to you! I hope you have a fantastic break and that you spend it with family and friends!
This week, we had some fun learning about the Social Fake. A social fake is when you pretend to be interested in something that you are not interested in for the sake of someone else. Learn more about this in the document below. We practiced our social fakes by opening gifts that the children did not like (like a spoon). Each child had to say "Thank you" and act happy about the gift. We spent some time taking another person's perspective when we discussed how someone would feel if we didn't like the gift they got us. The kids did great! Hopefully, your holiday festivities reflect the great learning they did here. :)
We also finished our special surprise for YOU! Please look for a paper bag coming home--that's a gift for you and it's fragile!
The big kids also finished their letters to Santa. They came home in an envelope addressed to you, Mom and Dad. Hopefully it's insightful and helpful. If not, it's a great writing sample! :)
I also gave the kids a candy cane for the holidays. It was a great chance to practice the social fake for some of my non-candy cane-lovers. Then, I gave them a pipe cleaner to make reindeer antlers on them and asked the kids to make "flexible" reindeer. It was a great chance to talk about being flexible for the holidays--and it was fun!
I hope you have a great break! See you in 2016!
Joke of the week: What says "oh, oh, oh?"
Santa walking backwards!
Emotional vocabulary word: blue--the children wrote it under "sad"