We've had another busy week with wonky scheduling! On Monday, students watched another one of the Growth Mindset videos about the power of their brains. This short video talks about HOW the brain grows and about how you can make connections between your neurons when you learn new things. It's lofty for some kids, but I think it's great for them to have the time and space to think about it. The video is posted below for you to watch and discuss at home.
Tuesday found Ms. McQuillan and I at Heritage Elementary all day for some professional development meetings. I don't see social skills groups on Wednesday, so it wasn't until Thursday that we all met back together (for social skills). Some of the kids had a game day with Mrs. Szalay and my 4th and 5th grade group played some games with me. I'm working at expanding their game experiences to games that they may play with their peers as they get older. We played Spot It and Left, Right Center this week. It might not seem like a big deal, but they will have a better chance of engaging their peers (in middle school and beyond) if they have experiences with games like this over just Candy Land and Pizza Party (not that there's anything wrong with the classics!) :)
On Friday, some of my groups caught up on assessments and academic work while others worked on front loading what we know about our Social Filters. This will be our next topic of study, so buckle up!
Our joke this week was: "How do fish call their friends?
On their shell phones!"
Hilarious! Have a super weekend! Don't forget that next FRIDAY is the last day to order Autism Awareness shirts for April's Blue Out!