4th- Goal Setting. We started talking about the steps to setting goals. The main focus for goal setting in fourth is setting educational goals and being able to self-assess. To be able to self-assess, our goals had to be specific and measurable! We spent most of today figuring out what specific and measurable goals sound like--not as easy as it sounds! :)
3rd- Multiple Intelligences. We talked about how they are ALL smart kids!!! There are different kinds of "smart" and they all have different strengths and areas for personal growth. We took a survey to see in which areas we might be strongest or most interested.
2nd- Growth Mindset. We continued talking about making mistakes and trying new things. We read When Sophie Thinks She Can't... and discussed the magic word: YET! We filled out a paper that helped us identify some strengths, areas for personal growth, and things we could do to persevere when tasks are tough!
1st- Problem Solving- We started learning how to be STAR problem solvers! We started by learning a STAR cheer. Then we discussed the first step:S- STOP. We talked about strategies for calming down and deciding if our problem is kid sized or adult sized (tattling vs reporting song). We used A Kid's Guide to Staying Awesome and in Control to learn some calming strategies. Then we started on step 2:T-THINK what are my choices? We practiced with a few situations.
K- Feelings. We are working on identifying feelings in ourselves and others. We read Happy Sad Grouchy Glad. We identified how the characters in the book were feeling and talked about what we could do if we or someone else had that feeling.