We started our day today by looking at this Peanuts comic strip.
We talked about what a comic strip was then talked about what happened in each scene. We thought about what made it a good day for a dog like Snoopy. Then we thought about what makes a good day for each of us. We did a Turn and Talk where each student had to listen to what their partner said and share it with the class, so they would say something like "Hanchi said a good day for him is to get up at 6 A.M. and read books." We will do this type of listening and talking throughout the year to help children become responsible for listening to what others are saying instead of just waiting for their turn to talk.
We read Thump, Quack, Moo: A Whacky Adventure, by Doreen Cronin and studied the characters in the story. We found out Farmer Brown is quite often grumpy and that the duck is tricky, but also grumpy at times. Ask me to tell you about why Farmer Brown might be grumpy and what the duck had to do with it!
We had a class meeting today. Several children have stated they don't have anyone to play with so we talked about this as a group. It turns out that sometimes they need to look around a little more to find each other. We will try and discuss what we could do and who we could play with before recess so they have a plan! We also talked about the Friendship Bench and how we could go and talk to kids on the Friendship Bench and try to get them to play with us or just talk.
We also talked about self-control during our meeting. Ask me to tell you what self-control means. We read one of my all-time favorite books called Oh No, George by Chris Haught. This story is about a dog named George who gets into trouble because he is still working on having self-control to stop himself from doing things he shouldn't. We also used this book to illustrate the rule we have at Bells Mill and in our classroom that states "I give second chances and forgive." George is very lucky to have an owner the does just that! Ask me to tell you about what trouble George gets into and how his owner, Harry, gives him a second chance and what happens when they go out for a walk
Enjoy the trailer for Oh No, George below, and have a nice evening!