Today we had a visit with Mrs. Kanter, our school counselor. She talked with the children about bullying behavior. She also talked about what was not bullying behavior and that we give second chances at our school when children make poor choices. She read Llama Llama and the Bully Goat, by Anna Dewdeny. This book explains bully behavior in a gentle way that young children can understand. The book reminds children to walk away from bullies and get grown-up help.
Today we wrote short, simple poems about things we love. We tried out different words in our poems because we know that poems use fewer words than reports and stories usually, and that word choice is very important. The children had a great time writing poems and are anxious to continue with this unit of study next week.
We took the MAP-M test in the computer lab today. The children did very well, not only with the math, but with reading quietly while other children finished. Several children need to go back and finish, and children who were absent will need to go next week to take the test.
We also finished almost all our reading testing. I have a little more to do with some of our new students. Monday we will be welcoming another new student!
We had Talent Time once again today. We had three performers who entertained the audience with their talents. We had a dancer/hula hooper, a singer who composed her own song, and a magician. All three performers were so well-prepared and confident as they performer. And our audience once again supported them by listening well and clapping after they finished.. It's not too late to sign up to perform, if your child hasn't yet!
Have a great weekend!