First Grade: Transitions/life changes. What is a change? What are some changes coming up? How do those changes make us feel? We reviewed big feelings and coping strategies. We did a science experiment type thing to show how big feelings affect us and how coping strategies can help! Then we read The Koala Who Could and talked about the transition to second grade.
Second Grade: Transitions/life changes. We talked about some things that cause big feelings including big life changes! We did an experiment outside to show that when we don't use our coping strategies to help with big feelings they are going to either 1.make us feel sick inside or 2.come out in ways we don't want them to! In our experiment, the "person" EXPLODED!! Then we reviewed and practiced out coping strategies and read little tree. We discussed how change can bring tough feelings, but we have our coping strategies and we have done it before so we know we can do it again!