Monday, September 23, 2013

Using Our Manners

WOW!  I am so impressed with our students this week.  We learned all about manners this week.  We reviewed how to speak politely on the phone, acting appropriately at the dinner table, and greeting people appropriately.

In this unit, we read several social stories including,: Being Mean, Interrupting,  and Lying.  We discussed as a class what to do about these behaviors, and how other people will perceive your actions if you act rudely.  We also acted out these behaviors to provide the students with realistic examples.  This is a vital skill, so I encourage you to ask your students about this unit to remind them of the importance.

Here is a picture of one of the book covers if you are interested in purchasing a set; they are easy reads and great for fluency practice as well!

We finished our week with a classroom spaghetti lunch.  The teachers set up a great family-style lunch for the students, and everyone enjoyed!  The students were graded on their behavior throughout the meal, and everyone did a fabulous job!

This week, we will be learning about going to the grocery store.  Students were given a homework assignment today--students will visit the grocery store and find the prices of the items listed.  If they are unable to visit the grocery store, they can simply look online ( is great!) or in the newspaper.  It is due next Monday.

This week, we are reviewing time and money, learning to care for plants, and reading books on the grocery store as well as reviewing /th/, /ch/, and /ng/ phonemes. 

You may have noticed your students have received individualized packets.  These are to be completed at school during our workstations for small-group learning.  I look forward to the rest of our FABULOUS week!

~Mrs. McKee

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