This week we had a game day on Monday. The kindergarteners worked on different ways to represent numbers. This was an area all of them had a hard time with so we used white boards to practice in isolation. We tried tally marks, creating dice and writing numbers. On Tuesday each group went on a social detective hunt around the building. We used our eyes, ears and brains to connect what we were referencing. Our eyes and ears give our brains information that we can use to infer, just like when we read. The kids did a nice job with this and it was fun to go around the building and watch what other classes and staffers were up to. The rest of the week we took a break from Social Detective to focus on hygiene. As it gets warmer out (any day now, mother nature) the kids will really be sweating and having fun, we are learning how we can take care of our bodies so others do not have uncomfortable thoughts about us. There are plenty of obstacles our kids face and keeping a clean appearance is one within our control. Please continue to encourage good hygiene habits. This promotes independence and good health! Next week, we will talk about bathing and noticing our clean health. Don't forget to wear blue next Wednesday!!
Megan McQuillan is the lower elementary teacher in the ASD program