When we have time off or disruptions in schedule to the extent we had, we all expect for some regression with behavior and compliance. I was not surprised to see "younger" behaviors coming back or limited problem solving skills when frustration occurred. Some of you may have seen that at home (increase in arguing, less able to figure out ways out of problems, low motivation to complete work, etc.). I feel 1-2 weeks is the amount of time it may take for the schedule to iron back out. This is quite common and you should not feel alarmed.
This week in social groups we worked on coloring and talking about how the year changed on January 1st. We also asked the kids "wh" questions about their breaks. We talked about what they received, where they went, what they did, and who they saw. They did a great job answering and listening to each other to make connections. On Tuesday, Mrs. Szalay held game day with some same-aged peers. They worked on turn taking, handling when we lose, referencing those around us, and interacting/conversing with others. We also wrote about what we learned in 2015 and what we want to learn in 2016 to try to work on goal setting.
Kindergarten friends are working on pattern books and extending our writing. First grade friends are working on "how-to" books. In the next few weeks I will be updating some reading assessments. Kindergarten kids are still in unit 3 for math so we continue to count on to add numbers with manipulatives and practice our counting and writing numbers.
Have a great weekend!