Second Step: Second Step is a program that focuses on empathy training. We have 3 puppet friends: Impulsive Puppy, who forgets rules, acts impulsively and is good- natured, Slow-Down Snail, who reminds Puppy to slow down and think before acting, and Be-Calm Bunny, a cute little stuffed animal that we use as a comfort-talking piece to discuss our feelings about the day's topic. Some of the topics we discuss are listening to others, sharing, how initiate play with new friends, and determining feelings by looking at body language.
Big Buddies: Last week our Big Buddies interviewed us and they are going to write a short paragraph introduction about each Little Buddy. This week they will read and introduce their Little Buddies. The children really enjoy spending time with the big kids and besides talking, the Big Buddies read them stories and have a little play time on the yard.
Upcoming Field Trip: Please return your child's field trip slip if you have not done so already. We still have 2 open spots for chaperones if you would like to join us!
Our Garden: Seeds have already sprouted in our garden! It is so exciting to watch the
little plants begin to grow both in the garden, in our Root-Vue classroom garden and the classroom greenhouse.
Movement: The children in Room K have lots of energy and we provide lots of movement opportunities! We have morning stretch/movement every morning, P.E. with Coach Harold on Wednesday and Friday, Yoga with me on Wednesday, and Dance with Kristy on Thursday afternoon. We have had two dance lessons and Kristy is teaching the children to dance their way through the alphabet. I decided we will make a journal of each lesson as we go along. Last week we learned B is for ballet, boogie-woogie and Bollywood! The children had a great time dancing and I did too!
Thank you all for your help, support and commitment to your children.