We enjoy playing games to improve our listening skills. We know that to be good listener we need to
* Stay quiet
* Listen to ALL the words
* Sit still
* Look at the person who is talking
In LEGO Club we work together as a team to build a model. Each session we take on different roles.
Builder: The builder’s job is to listen to the architect and assemble the model.
Supplier: The supplier’s job is to listen to the architect and select the correct pieces.
Architect: The architect give instructions to the builder and explains which bricks the supplier needs to select.
We used peg boards to make a block graph to show the number of different coloured counters in a bag. We were able to say which colour counter was the most popular and the least popular.
We used the Lego to make a block graph so that we could move the blocks to compare different colours and say how many more red than yellow counters there were.
Zones of regulation help us to understand and deal with our emotions.
The Blue Zone is used to describe low states of alertness when our bodies and brains are moving slowly or sluggishly for example when we feel sad, tired, sick or bored.
The Green Zone is used to describe a regulated sense of alertness. A person may be describes as calm, happy, focused or content. Being in the Green Zone shows control.
The Yellow Zone is used to describe a heightened state of alertness. A person may be experiencing frustration, anxiety, silliness or nervousness. The Yellow Zone is starting to lose control.
The Red Zone is used to describe intense feelings. A person may be experiencing anger, rage, terror or elation. Being in the Red Zone is best explained by not being in control of your body.
We are enjoying reading ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ and can’t wait to find out what complaints the crayons have! So far red crayon thinks he’s working harder than all of the other colours, purple crayon is cross because Duncan colours out of the lines, beige crayon is tired of not being used, grey crayon is tired after continuously colouring large animals, white crayon wishes Duncan would use black paper, black crayon is tired of being used only for outlines and yellow and red crayon are arguing over who should be used to colour the sun!
We have written sentences for each of the crayons to explain how they are feeling and what they might say to Duncan. We have also completed thought bubbles to write what Duncan was thinking after he has read the letters from his crayons.
The children in The Nest are the proud recipients of the achievement cup because they all achieved 100% attendance for the month of January.
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