I try so hard to teach my students to be kind and independent people. So many of them haven't been taught words such as "please" and "thank you." Making sure they are independent is big in third grade. They are starting to learn that there are consequences for not keeping track of their papers or forgetting homework.Jeanette Third Grade Galore
Third grade is such a pivotal year for children. You are definitely working on important essentials.Jill
We've spent a great deal of time this second half of the year focusing on the impact of our words and actions and the power of the tongue. Social development is critical in First Grade and many of them lack the coping skills needed to communicate with each other effectively. We read the book, "Have you Filled a Bucket Today?" and each child received their own pail with their name on it. They have constant opportunities to fill each others' buckets with kind and encouraging words. They can also leave a note to say, "You filled my bucket today by saying something nice." I'm so please with how much they've embraced it and now all I have to say is, "Are you bucket filling or bucket dipping?" :) Love my kiddos.
Love the hands-on way you got this across to them. It make the concept tangible for your little ones.Jill