Showing posts from February, 2017

February ECE Lessons

In the ECE, during Guidance class, we have been reviewing Kelso's choices, how to be a good friend, and also learning about growth mindset!

In PreK, we read the story 'The Little Engine that Could'. We had a lot of fun pretending to be trains with the song 'Train on the Track'.  We used kinetic-body movements to help us with the vocabulary as well. For example, when the song said, "Puff-Puff-Puff" our hands opened and closed to make 'puffs' of smoke. Afterwards, we started making our own trains!

When making our own trains, we practiced using our fine motor-skills with coloring, gluing, and rolling the wheels out of paper! The students had a lot of fun making their trains and making them move around the room!
During this activity, there were some things that were a bit tricky for us! We practiced saying our poem, 'I think I can!' it goes like this:

Can I do it? Can I do it?
I think I can! I think I can!
If I have a hard time! If I have a hard …

February Grade 1 Guidance Lessons

This month in Grade 1, we have started talking about what it means to be a bully, a target, a bystander, and an upstander! We read the book 'One' by Kathryn Otoshi and discussed the different characters and which roles they were.

A Bully- is someone who hurts other's things, feelings, or body over and over again.

A Target- is someone being bullied.

A Bystander- is someone who stands by and watches bullying happen but does nothing.

An Upstander- is someone who stands up to bullying and tells the bully to stop!

The students loved the story and afterwards they had a chance to illustrate the characters. I can't wait to see what we learn next in grade 1!

February Grade 2 Lessons

Wow! It is hard to believe it is almost the end of February.

During this month in Guidance class, we have started talking about what it means to be a 'Bully' and how we can stop bullying by being an upstander.

Grade 2 has been learning about the difference between Joking, Conflicts, Mean Moments, and Bullying. Do you know the difference?

Joking: Joking is when two friends are joking with one another. Both people are enjoying the joking and no one is getting hurt. If someone does get their feelings hurt, the joking stops. Joking should only happen between two friends who have a good relationship. Joking is NOT bullying.

Conflicts: Conflicts are a normal part of life. Everyone has conflicts sometimes. A conflict is when someone has one idea or feeling and someone else has a different idea or feeling. Sometimes this can cause a conflict or an argument. Conflicts are NOT bullying. Conflicts are when both people involved have a part of the conflict. Conflicts can be solved by using K…

Happy New Year! Looking back on January!

Happy New Year! It is hard to believe it is already 2017. I am looking forward to rest of the school year here at KISJ.

During January's Guidance Classes, we talked all about Personal Safety and Child Protection.

Some of the things that are covered during this unit include:  - Recognizing Safe and Unsafe situations/objects (including pill bottles, sharp objects, fire, etc.)  - Your Body Belongs to You (reinforcing the ability to say 'No' if you don't want to be touched or hugged)  -The Touching Rule (No one should touch parts of your body that are covered by a bathing suit (private parts) unless they are keeping you healthy) - Reporting (telling a safe adult if someone hurts you or touches your private parts) 
While these topics are not always easy to talk about, they are important to discuss. Unsafe situations can happen anywhere, to anyone, at any time. Knowing what to do when you come across an unsafe situation can help you protect yourself and others. 
Talk to your child…