Becoming Social Detectives continues! We continued our comparison of expected and unexpected behaviors in the book and learned about how being unexpected makes others feel frustrated. Having actions and words that are unexpected can make people uncomfortable and have frustrated hearts and thoughts. We demonstrated and modeled what it would feel like to have others say different phrases that show their frustration with us and the kids didn't like it. That's good! That means they care about how others view them. We talked about how our eyes, ears, and brains give us information about other people. All of the kids finished up some report card assessments and work they needed to complete from their classrooms. It was a busy, but very productive week! Finally, for some St. Patrick's day fun we colored a rainbow that asked about ourselves and practiced asking other people about their responses.
Megan McQuillan is the lower elementary teacher in the ASD program