One skill that is very important to have your kids know is their address and a contact number, in case of an emergency. To practice, we read a book called I Know Where I Live. After, we all practiced our full names, addresses, and a phone number to reach mom or dad. All grade levels worked on this in WIN and wrote out 3 x 5 cards to practice at home. 2/3 graders worked on the difference between tattling and reporting. We talked about how that makes others feel to be told on when it is not for a helpful reason. When we report, that is helping someone in need or in trouble, or it tells an adult something they should know. We sorted some cards with situations on them and they had to justify their answers. It was good problem solving. The first graders worked on the difference between being flexible and being rigid. The kindergarten kids started the Social Detective book with me and we talked about following rules. We read No David! and talked about our group rules. After that we read each day from the Social Detective curriculum. We talked about keeping our eyes, ears, and body in the group. If you have any questions about these topics please feel free to ask!
Megan McQuillan is the lower elementary teacher in the ASD program