4th- Goal Setting. Continued working on our goals from last lesson. Finished up our steps for setting goals and practiced writing a specific, measurable educational goal with an action plan, timeline and plan for self-assessment.
3rd- Multiple Intelligences. Used our survey results from last time to talk about areas of strength and areas of personal growth. We discussed how we can use what we know about ourselves to figure out ways to grow and stretch our brains and learn more!
2nd- Listening. Talked about the steps for being a whole body listener and sang our listening song. We also discussed following directions. Read The Worst Day of My Life EVER! Did a smartboard activity to practiced listening and following directions.
1st- Problem Solving. We reviewed our STAR cheer, S, and T, then we learned A-Act. This means after we think about our choices, we act on one that will make the problem smaller/better, not bigger/worse. Then we learned R- REVIEW. If our first choice doesn't solve the problem we can try another positive choice. We read What Should Danny Do? a fun, choose-your-own-adventure book that let the kiddos make good and bad choices for the main character to see what would happen.
-We reviewed our basic feelings and how to identify them. Then we talked about anger. We met Cloud who keeps his feelings in his tummy and practiced some different strategies to use when WE are angry (different ways to breathe, thinking positive thoughts, taking a break). We read Cloud's Best Worst Day Ever.
-We talked about how some people associate feelings with colors. We used The Magic Coloring Book of Feelings to identify how other people were feeling and why. We read The Color Monster then students threw their feelings into our coloring book to color the pages!! It was magical :) Once we gave their feelings back, we let them actually color a person to represent their feelings.