Today we played a fun game in math called Guess My Rule. I called students to stand up, and children studied them to figure out why they all could be in the group. This was a great chance to practice analyzing; we looked for a common attribute. This got easier as the game went on, and I am pretty sure we have a couple mind readers in this class!
We had a class meeting today. We passed the talking fish to share thank-yous and compliments, then checked in on how recess and lunch is going. It seems everyone is happy! We then had a quick discussion and simulation about self-control. This is something we work on throughout the year in kindergarten! Ask me to tell you what self-control means. We listened to a very sweet story called Oh No, George by Chris Haughton. This story is about a dog who wants to be good, but when left on his own, does some very naughty things. Ask me to tell you about the trouble George gets into! Sometimes it's hard to stop yourself from doing something you really want to do. So we practiced with bubbles. I have a very large bottle of "Self-Control Bubbles" that I spread over the children. The rule was they could not touch or break the bubbles. They couldn't even move their bodies to touch and break the bubbles. Instead, they had to sit and watch the bubbles without breaking them. This class was amazing! They did not even touch the bubbles, even when they landed right in front of them! It's the best I've ever seen a class do with this lesson! Here's a peek at the book Oh No, George!