Happy Monday! We finally got to go back to P.E. Mr. Romans was so complimentary about what good listeners we have in this class! Ask me to tell you what we played in P.E.
Today we listened to a really great book for anyone who worries! The book is called Jack's Worry, by Sam Zuppardi. This book is about a boy who loves to play the trumpet and is getting ready to perform with his classmates. He is so excited until the day of the performance. He wakes up to find a huge Worry. The Worry is actually on top of him! Ask me to tell you what Jack does to get rid of his worry. Jack is worried if he doesn't play perfectly, his mom will not love him. Jack doesn't share his worry with anyone, he can't eat, and he is miserable. Finally, Jack faces his worry and finally tells his mom about his worry. She reassures him that she will love even if he plays every note wrong, and that she just wants him to have fun. Mrs. Kanter helped out with our lesson, and we talked about what we can do when we have a worry that just keeps getting bigger and bigger. We each got our own worry, and as we talked about ways to help our worries get smaller, we tore off parts of our worry. Here are some of the ways we found we could get rid of most of our worry:
We talked about this strategies, but will talk more about them tomorrow and throughout the year. I will send this list home tomorrow.
One strategy we talked about today was breathing. In fact, we watched a short video clip about belly breathing.
Have a nice evening!