Happy Friday! We had a nice week sharpening our conversation and questioning skills. Monday, we spent time asking one another about our breaks. I love watching them work to get answers out of one another! It's such a great opportunity to grow together and work on problem solving--especially when others aren't understanding their meaning! On Tuesday, we started our holiday events with a letter to Santa. I will be sharing these with you in case you are looking for ideas this year. We also enjoyed a game day this week and a top-secret craft! (You'll have to wait to find out what we're working on!)
The children brought home a note this week about a special opportunity we have this year to do our own holiday party. Usually, we just have the children participate in their classroom parties, but we wanted to do something a little more low-key as sometimes the classroom parties can be overwhelming. We are looking for a few volunteers to help run our stations. Please let me know if you're a) planning to attend and b) available to volunteer. We really appreciate it! I don't want to ruin the surprise for the kids, but Santa is coming to hear their holidays wishes (the kids can read their letters if they're nervous) and he's bringing a little treat for each of them! We're hoping to take some pictures of this as well as we understand that sometimes the lines and chaos for other Santa experiences can be overwhelming.
The joke this week was: "What does Santa say when he starts a race?
Ready, set, Ho, Ho, Ho!"
The emotional vocabulary word of the week was: gloomy. The children wrote it in their Social Skills Notebooks under "Sad".
Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm!