Wow, we are almost in November! I can hardly believe it! I really enjoyed seeing so many happy faces at the Fall Festival last week!
In social group, students read Superflex Takes on Glassman and the Team of Unthinkables. One of the main strategies for defeating Glassman is thinking about the size of the problem and then making sure that your reaction matches that problem's size. In my classroom, we have a problem scale and when issues arise, we write the problem on a post-it and add it to the scale. Students made their own problem scales to take home. Click here and scroll down to Problem Scale to read more. Students also discussed using our "inner coach" when we start to feel upset and have negative thoughts. I created Positive Polly to represent our positive self-talk. Click here and scroll down to Positive Polly to read more about Superflex's sidekick.
In Lunch Bunch, we did one of my favorite activities, Conversation Tree. Click here and scroll down to Conversation Tree to learn more.
This week, students are creating their own teams of Unthinkables in social group. In Lunch Bunch, they are playing a cooperative game. More details to come! Happy Halloween! -Angela