We also have been making thankful turkeys. We wrote about 6 things we feel thankful for. We have also been practicing using #3 talking voices, the process of getting help: "I raise my hand, I don't talk, I wait", and greeting friends: "I turn my body, I look, I said hello". Theses are from the Model Me Kids video sets we have been using. Today we watched the "Say Hello" video and practiced (not the 2nd graders). A sheet will come home next week for practice.
We read the story, "Thank you Thanksgiving" and wrote about what we are thankful for. We made turkeys that will come home next week as well. Today we learned about rigid and flexible. There will be visuals coming home. Each child (some forgot them in the mailboxes) brought home a pipe cleaner to talk to you about how to be flexible. Ask them about the Popsicle sticks and what they did with them. Next week we will be making flexible and rigid turkeys, creating more thankful things, and hopefully fitting in some turkey math.
I am looking for a volunteer to help with a special project. It's in secret mode right now but I will need someone who can cut smaller pieces of ribbon and curl them with scissors. Think gift wrapping style. If anyone is able and willing once I have the materials I will send a bag and the ribbon home. We will need quite a bit but that is all I can share! :)
Thank you for reading these blogs. It's so helpful to have you reinforce what we are all working on here. I know this will make me sound like such a nerd, but I can't tell you how awesome it is to hear gen ed teachers, specials teachers and Mrs. Brower support us with this language when they have teachable moments with the kids. I can tell you it's pretty evident when you have worked on something at home with our social curriculum, because the kids talk about situations, respond better to the cues, and I hear it in conversations with parents as they are describing scenarios. Keep up the great work you are doing!
Have a great weekend! I will not blog next week but will blog when we return from break. Happy Thanksgiving!