3rd Grade Buddy Group

2015 /2016

Hello Parents

Welcome to the 3rd grade buddy group. Our buddy group will be practicing social skills during the five times that we will meet.

During our first meeting we discussed group rules, played a "get to know you" game and then read the book Superflex Takes On Rock Brain by Stefanie Madrigal. This book identifies ways that our brains can be sidetracked in less social ways such as being distracted, getting stuck on ideas, invading personal space, only talking about one subject etc. The students enjoyed the story and were able to identify areas where their own brains sometimes get sidetracked.

During the remainder of our meetings we will work on various social skills such as flexible thinking, friendship skills (having conversations, eye contact, taking turns etc), solving conflicts and communicating our feelings. The students were very open and eager to participate.