It sounds like the children were good for Mrs. King when I was out sick yesterday. I'm still not feeling well and the children were great about working with me today.
Some notes from yesterday:
*Children worked on spelling words. This weeks patterns are "oa" and "ow" making the long o sound.
*Mrs. May led the children in a guided drawing of a leprechaun on the computer using the "Tux Paint" program. This was a favorite activity of many children.
*It was the first day of spring. Mrs. King read Wake Up, It's Spring and a Time For Kids about how different countries celebrate the arrival of spring.
*Talked about how to say "NO" to unwanted touch. The example used involved an aunt wanting a hug, but the child did not want to give one. Today, I followed up with how they can put their hand out for a handshake when someone wants a hug. We talked about how a handshake is a grown up way of greeting people.
*They read and discussed the book Eating Fractions and looked at fractions using magnetic pieces.
*We read a biography of the author Tomas Rivera in our reading book. We looked him up after we read the story and discovered that he didn't write books that we are familiar with.
*We spent extra time on the safety lessons. Today we talked about a person's private body parts are those that are covered by a swim suit. We learned/reviewed (from kindergarten) the "Touching Rule"-no one should touch personal body parts UNLESS it is to help a person keep clean or healthy. We talked about how a doctor may need to touch a child's private body parts as part of a physical or if a child might have an infection. We then moved in to what to do if someone wants to touch a child's private parts that there are 3 things the child should do: 1. Say "NO", 2. Get away, 3. Tell someone as soon as you can. We also learned that you should keep telling until someone helps you. Finally, we talked about the fact that if someone tries to or actually does touch a child's private parts it is NEVER the child's fault. This is big stuff and it is sad that we have to talk about it. I hope you follow up with your child at home.