A “smart guess” is when you make a small guess based on information that you have already learned or know. (These are also called inferences, predictions and educated guesses)
A “wacky guess” is when we do not have good information and we have to make a guess with no real solid clues.
THE BOY LIKES HOT DOGS. Boy is eating ice cream. Is that a hot dog? Is that a hot dog?
READING SOMEONE’S PLAN - transition groups READING SOMEONE’S PLAN: * 01/15/12 We use this term to teach the students the importance of knowing how to observe another person and infer what is going to happen next. We teach the importance of observing other students in order to figure out what they are planning to do next based on the actions on their body * e.g. walking towards refrigerator and holding their hand out towards the door means the person is likely to open it to get food or drink
Modified from Kari Dunn Baron’s book: ‘A 5 Could Make Me Lose Control ’ 08/04/11 5 Point Scale by Kari Dunn Buron www.5pointscale.com What is it? It is a self regulation tool that can assist a person in learning how to think about and understand their emotional responses to a situation.
01/15/12 Adapted from the 5 Point Scale-Kari Dunn Buron 5 Point Scale to Help Identify Emotional/Reaction Level to a Situation and Strategies to Help Lower the Reaction Level
No Okay Caution Green thoughts are good thoughts. These are thoughts that you can think in your head and say without offending someone. Yellow thoughts are caution thoughts. These are thoughts that you can think in your head but use caution when you say them. These are thoughts that are okay to say to some people but not okay to say to other people. Red thoughts are thoughts that you should not say out loud. These are thoughts you can think in your head but not say. Red thoughts usually offend people when you say them out loud. Thinking and Saying Thoughts- both groups Thought Bubbles: Thought bubbles are words that we don’t say but keep in our heads. Talking Bubbles: Words in our head that are spoken. 01/15/12
GREEN or RED ? Your breath stinks! You’re a cool kid! No What kind of thought is this? Okay No Okay Click on the bubble that the thought represents.
Thinking and Saying Thoughts Your breath stinks! You’re a cool kid! No What kind of thought is this? Okay Caution No Okay Caution Click on the bubble that the thought represents.
Okay Caution No Sorry, but you are a little weird. Did you know that?
Big problems- a problem that involves a lot of people, that can last for days, weeks, and months. It is a problem that can involve physical danger, injury or death. Medium problems- a problem that may involve a few people and can last for a couple hours. It may involve hurt feelings. Small problems (glitches)- a problem that involves one to two people, it lasts minutes. It is a problem that kids can solve themselves or just ignore the problem. This teaches the students that there are big problems and small problems ( glitches ). We want the students to learn that different problems require different reactions, emotions and solutions based on their size. 01/15/12 What is the Size of the Problem? (both groups)
How Big is the PROBLEM? How should you react?What strategy could you use?
What are the Zones of Regulation? It is a curriculum to help us gain skills to regulate our actions It helps us learn how to solve problems in an expected way It helps us learn how to control our reactions when we are feeling like we will lose control It helps us learn self-regulation There are 4 zones: Blue, Green, Yellow, and Red
This is when you have a low level of alertness, you are not paying attention, and are not very excited. Your body and/or brain is moving slowly or sluggishly. The Blue Zone
This is a state of alertness. Like a green light, you are “good to go”. This is the zone you need to be in for schoolwork and for being social. Being in the green zone shows control. The Green Zone
When you are in the Yellow Zone, proceed with caution and slow down! This is when you start to lose control. It is a good idea to use caution when you are in the Yellow Zone. The Yellow Zone
The Red Zone is reserved for extreme emotions. When you are in the Red Zone, you are out of control, have trouble making good decisions, and must STOP! The Red Zone
Lesson 1: Creating Wall Posters of the Zones Can you categorize all the ways we feel and act into four zones? There are a set of pictures in a container. Take turns selecting a picture from the container Tell the others what the emotion is Demonstrate the facial expression of that emotion With your group, discuss where to glue to picture within the zones Glue it to the poster in the zone decided on by the group
Lesson 1: Follow-up Questions How are you feeling right now? What Zone are you in now? How will sorting the ways you feel and act into four zones help you understand yourself better? How will it help you understand others better?
Lesson 1: Act It Out Have one person draw a zone color from the container (don’t show the others the color you chose). Act out an emotion from the zone color you chose. Choose someone to guess which zone you are acting out.
Lesson 2: Zones Bingo Guess my facial expression We are playing Zones bingo to practice recognizing facial expressions and to discover new emotions. Get a Zones Bingo paper Listen for the emotion named and find the picture that goes with that emotion If you don’t remember the emotion, ask the person next to you to demonstrate the facial expression of that emotion. Keep marking the emotions until someone calls BINGO!
Lesson 3: The Zones in Video Have you ever considered how the zone you are in can impact people who are nearby? You will get Zone color coded sticks Watch the movie clips and think about what zone the character is in Raise the colored stick that represents the appropriate zone
Website/daily folder: both groups Website (https://teachers.ocps.net/destiny.pacha/:)https://teachers.ocps.net/destiny.pacha/ Daily Letter Homework Materials/handouts (as needed) Folder: Progress report (once per week) End of the year report (last day of SSSA