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The Game Changer

 

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I witnessed something wonderful yesterday.  The fourth grade Lunch Buddies ended our session with a fine game of UNO!  We laughed and had so much fun.  After they went back to class, I realized why it was so much fun.  None of them whined,”It’s not fair”.  There were no tears or meltdowns when players had to keep drawing cards.  No one said, “But I wanted to win!”.  There was a natural ribbing between players; words were taken in the spirit of fun.  There were high-fives all around (without a prompt from me).  Expected behavior when working and playing in a group was the game changer!

Happy Friday to All,

Robin

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Flexible First Graders

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We had our last session of Flexible First Graders last week.  What a wonderful final lesson ~ reading the book ISHI-simple tips from a solid friend  (http://www.ishitherock.com/purchase-a-book/ishi-simple-tips-from-a-solid-friend-picture-book).

I want to thank creative social thinker, Mary Keiger, for introducing me to this sweet, happy book.  See her blog post and activities  https://ausomelysocial.wordpress.com/2015/10/12/ishi-our-new-rock-friend/.

The Flexible First Graders have worked diligently all year to build a toolbox of self-regulation strategies.  They have learned ways to defeat the Unthinkables who try to get them to get stuck or have unexpected reactions to small problems.

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They learned that it is okay to ask for help and it is okay to make mistakes.

Thank you, Mrs. Lippman, for allowing us to work with such a fine group of flexible thinkers.

Best,

Robin

 

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