We read a funny book today about a dog named George. The book Oh No, George, by Chris Haughton, is a simple book with a strong lesson about a dog who really tries to be good, but sometimes has a hard time controlling himself. Ask me to tell you two things George did when his friend Harry left the house. George is very sad when Harry comes home and sees what he has done. Here's a trailer of this great book. Ask me to tell you about what is happening in the clip.
We practiced having self-control today with bubbles. We got a big bottle of Super Duper Self-Control bubbles that I floated over the children's heads. The children had to sit and not pop the bubbles with their fingers or by moving their bodies. Ask me to tell you what self-control is.
We practiced writing our name the "kindergarten way" with an upper-case letter at the beginning and the rest of the letters lower case. This is something you may want to practice with your child at home if you know they still need practice. Putting a little shaving cream on a cooking sheet and having your child use the pointer finger on their writing hand is a good way to reinforce the path, and is a nice break from just writing it with pencil.
Yesterday we had a fair amount of kindergarten students with skinned knees. They are playing chasing games on the blacktop, and skinning their knees. Many of the students did not listen when told to stop, or stopped for a minute or two then began chasing again. Mrs. Bekdash came up with a cute phrase "race don't chase" that she used with the children to get them to go to the grassy area on the soccer field and have a race instead of chasing each other. We talked about it today in class as well, so hopefully the chasing will continue. We reinforced that children can't chase you if you just stop, but we still had some chasing today. We will continue to remind students about this, as well as listening to the adults on the playground.
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Have a wonderful evening! Don't forget, no school for students or teachers tomorrow!