I thought I would share this article for parents and students.
I shared with you through my group email a youtube channel for yoga called Yoga With Adriene.
Click below if you want to see her session that focuses on anxiety relief.
Last week we discussed when walking into a social situation welcoming body language versus non-welcoming body language. We also talked about what to do when you see non welcoming body language and what types f reasons there might be unwelcome body language.
With all the snow days, teacher work day, and holidays, our social group didn't meet as much as we usually do and it felt as if we need to start all over again with expectations and routines. Hopefully we will be able to get back on track in February.
We had to work hard this week on appropriately responding to scenarios given by the teacher. We stressed that although the scenarios may not be real, responding in an unexpected way may alarm others and cause them to become upset. We are working on being thoughtful about how others may react when we respond in a certain way.
This week we talked about manners. We discussed what good manners look like such as saying excuse me, please, and thank you. We also talked about what bad manners looked like such as picking one's nose or putting hands in places that are not clean. One of the students pointed out that some things such as pointing at others is thought of as bad manners but didn't understand why. We mentioned how manners can be confusing and can be different in different cultures or countries. Lastly, we discussed when it was appropriate to say hello. A good rule for this is when you fist see someone to say hello or hi and when you see them again that day to give a nod and a smile.
This month we have been focusing on being a good work partner. To listen to what our partner has to say and commenting on it. We are also working on following directions.
Students are doing a very good job at self monitoring their personal goals, relecting if the goals are still appropriate, and picking goals to work on.
We are continuing to work on our personal growth goals and seeing progress!
We are starting to improve our conversations among peers. We have been working on using our eyes to listen to others.
Social Group meets on Mondays and Fridays and is co-taught by myself and Nancy Sellars (SLP)
In September we used this time to set up our social group rules. We talked about classroom expectations, be respectful, be responsible, and be engaged and what that looks like during social group.
We will begin to make personal growth goals and check in on our progress with them every week.