Hello everyone! I hope you have some fabulous plans for our days off this week! I'm spending a lot of time with family and catching up with a few friends that I tend to neglect during the school year! I'm excited for the time!
This week, we only met together for two days, so we did not do a joke of the week or an emotional vocabulary word (although one of my students was really upset this week and when I asked him how he was feeling, he responded "Enraged!" So I'm super happy the time spent on emotional vocabulary is meaningful and effective!)
On Monday, our whole ASD team was able to meet to work together. I had a guest teacher, so the children read two books about being "thankful". Then, they made a list of people, places and things they are thankful for. This is really important to me, especially since our kiddos have so many helpers and people in their lives pulling for them. I love spending some time helping them recognize the people that support them. It's a topic that doesn't end at the end of November, but that we talk about year-round.
On Tuesday, we revisited rigid and flexible thinking and made these cute turkeys. Each child chose a scenario and decided if the reaction was rigid or flexible. Then, they made the turkey's feathers out of pipe cleaners or popsicle sticks to represent that reaction. I think they turned out great!
Have a wonderful break and enjoy your time!