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Erin Garland

February Social Skills Lessons

This month, students in social skills groups...

 

Kindergarten: is learning to "think with their eyes". Michelle Garcia Winner has a lovely book called "Thinking with Your Eyes" that we read and then do fun practice activities. Also, we are practicing how to be a nice friend!

2nd Grade: is learning how to "read the room". We are learning how to do this through watching videos of a students modeling how to read the room from the website EverydaySpeech.com, role playing, doing our own observations of different rooms at the school, and playing reading the room games.

 

3rd Grade: is learning how to "read the room". We are learning how to do this through watching videos of a students modeling how to read the room from the website EverydaySpeech.com, role playing, doing our own observations of different rooms at the school, and playing reading the room games.

 

4th Grade: is learning how to solve social problems. Including how to tell someone kindly to stop doing something that is distracting and when to ignore a peers behavior. Additionally, we are continuing to discuss breaking down big assignments into small chunks. Reminder: Historical Site notes are due February 19th. Only the notes. Report will be written in class.

                   STEM fair project is due February 13th.

 

5th Grade: is learning how to handle "group pressure" and "dealing with teasing". The 5th graders, also, are continuing to develop their portfolio for their transition IEP meeting in May. Additionally, we are continuing to discuss breaking down big assignments into small chunks. Reminder: STEM fair project is due February 13th.

Parent Information/Visuals

Picture Books that Teach Social Skills

Introduction to Mrs. Garland

Hello! My name is Mrs. Garland! I have a wonderful little family, which includes my husband, our squishy baby boy, and our yappy little dog. I like to play tennis, watch movies and eat!

 

You may wonder what my role is as you may see me in different classes and walking around Valle Verde. My main role is to help a wonderful group of students (K-5th) succeed in the general education classroom. 

 

As a part of my job, I also lead the weekly lunch bunches and clubs!



 

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