Saturday, November 9, 2013

Five for Friday: Week 11

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I'm almost on time for 5 for Friday this week!  We celebrated Veterans Day this week and the kids really loved it. We talked about the flag and did one of my favorite art projects - finger painted flags (idea from Abby). 

 The last school day before Veterans Day, my school always invites veterans from the community to come speak to the kids.  My class was lucky enough to have our old assistant principal come back from retirement to speak to us.  He taught my kids about honoring the flag with the pledge and the national anthem, and he taught them how to march.  Most of them thought the marching was just hilarious, but a few kids took it really seriously and looked like they might have a future in the military!

 I haven't done a very good job of posting about the 7 habits this year... We have been working on Habit 4 - Think Win-Win.  I love this habit because there are tons of opportunities for practice during the kids' social situations.  When they come to me with a problem, I ask "Can you guys find a win-win solution?"  We did this take-home book.  The parents seem to really enjoy the take-home books because it helps them reinforce the habits at home.  (Update 8/22/15: Franklin Covey has asked that all 7 Habits products be removed from TpT, so this product is no longer available.  So sorry!)

And sadly, we had to say good-bye to a student who is moving across the country.  We made a book for him with letters from each of us.  Letter-writing was a little challenging this early in the year, but they were super motivated because they love this child so much.  We will really miss him! What do you do for students who move away?

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