Both grade levels have been reviewing the basic emotions of happy, sad, mad, and scared. We have been making faces to practice, drawing them in shaving cream, and looking at picture cards. We have read the books: The Way I Feel, If You're Happy and You Know It, and My Friend is Sad. You may have seen the happy and sad worksheets that came home. The kids practiced circling the emotion requested.
This past week we began to learn about the 5 point scale. Each child has a social notebook that we started to work in. Pictures of the 5 point scale faces will be on a single page (the #1 happy page will be colored green and will be first, followed by the other faces, numbers and colors). This coming week we will finish that up and continue working on identifying the numbers associated with the feelings. The goal is to have children identify "what number" they are "at" with their emotions and body control so that we as adults can help intervene and figure out preventive/proactive measures to take to help them remain calm. We also teach to the 5 point scale as everyone feeling angry, frustrated, worried, sad, and happy at times, but we have to be safe and responsible with our actions and choices.
More will come with this area and visuals will be sent home to help you support this tool.
The Fun Run was on Friday morning and was a success! They participated and behaved so well! A special shout out to Mrs. Kydd who volunteered as the K/1 leader who gave directions and cheered everyone on! It was fun!
Thank you to everyone who signed up for a conference time. Thank you for being flexible so that I am able to attend with your child's general education teacher. Have a great rest of your weekend!