What a fun week! There was lots of crafting, projecting, and gift practicing in the ASD room. We finished up our family gifts that went home earlier in the week. We also wrote about who we would run from if we were the gingerbread man. I took an idea Mrs. Szalay had in the past and wrapped up silly gifts in my desk and the kids practiced opening them and using the "social fake". That is where you pretend to like something or be interested even if you are not, so not to hurt the person's feelings. So confusing that we teach kids not to lie except when it can hurt someone's feelings?? What?? But, it's true. The "social fake" can help us in many situations. So, when they opened up masking tape, they had to pretend they liked it and see if their faces and tone of voice matched their reaction. It was quite cute. The kindergarten kids worked on their holidays around the world books and made some Christmas projects. We had fun at our parties. I am very proud of how well the kindy kids moved about the classrooms and participated in the activities. The first graders did a great job (even though they were nervous!) with their concert and special parts of the show they had. What an awesome job they did. Everyone had a wonderful week. I am so blessed to do this job. Thank you for all of the kind words and gifts I received. It was very thoughtful. Have a wonderful break and enjoy sharpening the saw with your loved ones. See you in 2016!
Megan McQuillan is the lower elementary teacher in the ASD program