Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Gearing Up and Winding Down

The June Calendar is updated on the blog and yes it is a busy month. As things "gear up to wind down" setting aside time to be mindful and take care of ourselves is the only way to conquer the many tasks and events that come with the end of a school year. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Just Like Me

Have you heard of the Just Like Me Program? The program consists of six mini-units of study that students learn about in third and fourth grade. The goals of the program are to teach students a little bit more about disabilities a person might have and get to know some people who have them. Today we began our first unit with a volunteer coming into our classroom to talk about the disabilities of deafness/hard of hearing and learn about ways to communicate as well as some tools that a person might use if they can't hear. We learned about tools the deaf community might use, explored how to finger spell and practiced communicating through lip reading. A special thank you to all of our volunteers who make this program happen. 

The short video shows the American Sign Language alphabet.  The websites signingsavvy.com and ASLpro.com are  good resources to use if you are interested in learning more signs.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Thursday Thought #6

We are beginning to pay attention to the messages we send ourselves, when we make a mistake, or something feels challenging and we just don't know it yet. Messages can be positive or negative. 

In class we will be working on paying attention to the messages we send ourselves and trying to reframe negative thoughts into more positive ones. 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thursday Thought #5

THANK YOU to the chaperones who were able to join us on our field trip today. Although mother nature didn't cooperate 100% the children were so well behaved, seemed to have fun and learn a few things.

Be sure to visit the Plimoth Plantation Website for support as you work through the Plimoth Project.