We have had a wonderful September. Each morning the children gather in the inner circle which is the area inside of our desks. Children share their newws with each other in a cheerful manner. The Team Helper starts off our good morning handshake and each child is greeted by name. When the greeting is complete, the Team Helper begins the passing of the bean bag--no hands are allowed during this process! After the bean bag goes around, it gets tossed to me and we get ready for our daily affirmation. I toss the bean bag to each child and they state "I feel_________" and fill in a positive feeling such as adored, appreciated, calm, carefree, cheerful, comfortable, confident, content, energetic, glorious, joyful, loved, overjoyed, patient, resepcted, peaceful or proud) or the send a feeling to the class "I send my classmates the feeling of ______". After they make their statement, they return to their seat and we begin our next academic subject. Respected and calm and joyful are the top three feeling for September!
I am Annie Atwood. I have been teaching in RSD17 since 2001, and this is my first year in Secoond Grade.