Week of Oct. 21st...

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Weekly Calendar

To think about:

So, it's United Way time of year. Do we have any ideas for what we would like to do?


P/T Conferences 3:00-7:00 (Meal provided by Presbyterian Church around 3:00)


Music Therapy

P/T Conferences 3:00-7:00


11:00-1:00: Representative from Valic available to talk about investing/retirement, etc.


Early Release: Teacher PD

Friday: Happy Birthday, Tech Ed!

No School

Upcoming Dates:

11/6: BIST in PM

Executive Functioning: Task Initiation

Tips to Help Task Initiation:

Pick the task. (make it small)

Pick the start time

Pick the minimum work time

Pick the cue to start


5-4-3-2-1 JUST DO IT.

Take baby steps

Start small

Week of October 28 SEL Lesson

Lesson 10: Thinking Your Way to Self-Control (the way we use our mind and thoughts to help handle our strong emotions in a + way)

  1. Circle: Have each student say a feeling (no repeating). Make sure they are feelings (disappointment) and not actions/reactions ( I feel like hitting someone). Label the feelings as +, -, neutral, or ambiguous.

  2. Skill introduction: Thinking your way to self-control

    1. Discussion

      1. In stressful/emotional situations, breathing is the first step.

      2. Next, begin thinking clearly about what they felt or experienced. Name the emotion, rank the response 1-100, then identify what an appropriate response (1-100) should’ve been. Use the Scale of Bad as a guide to talk through the event. Share an example with the kids.

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