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Guidance Lesson Recap - September 8-19
In Pre-K, we read the book Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen. We practiced using our eyes, ears, hands, and bodies to show good listening behavior.
In all of the other grade levels, we read the book Stuck (Atrapados in Spanish) about a boy named Floyd who has a small problem when his kite gets stuck in a tree. The only strategy Floyd knows to use to solve this problem is to throw things at the tree, which also get stuck. By the end, Floyd has made a small problem much bigger, and although he gets his kite back in the end, he also will probably end up in trouble from all of the things still stuck in the tree. We talked about ways to solve problems that won't make the problem bigger, and that it is important to try a different strategy if the one we are using isn't working. I encouraged the students not to get "stuck" when they are having a bad day, or if they have a problem.