We had another busy week, but our snow day did not interfere with social skills--Wednesday is the day we don't meet for social skills! On Monday, we watched 2 videos about Growth Mindset--specifically The Power of Yet. The power of yet is when you acknowledge that you can't do something...yet. It encourages children to add the word "yet" to the end of their "I can't" statements to help them view learning as a process and that they have the ability to improve with practice. The videos are posted below my blog. Please watch them with your child and try out this really important language!
On Tuesday, the children enjoyed a game day with Mrs. Szalay. They worked on game skills like losing, taking turns and cooperating. On Thursday and Friday, my groups worked on an "I can't.....yet" project, where they identified what they couldn't do and drew themselves and learners who could progress in this skill. We also did some catch-up academic work and assessments, as the snow day through some of our assessment schedules off.
The joke for the past two weeks has been: "Why can't you give Elsa a balloon? She'll "let it Go!"
We did not have an emotional vocabulary word this week.
REMINDER: Autism Awareness T-Shirt orders are due FRIDAY, MARCH 18. They are the same shirts as last year, so if your child's still fits, you're all set. If you are interested in ordering, the order form is available to download on our home page of our website. Our annual blue out is FRIDAY, APRIL 15! Even if you choose not to purchase a shirt, please dress your child in blue on April 15!