Friday, January 30, 2015

Decision Making Skills Jigsaw.

Today, we will be continuing  in chapter 4 on decision making.   We will be doing a jigsaw activity for this.  For more information click the following link:

Work Day

We are finishing up chapter 13 today. Your assignment is to complete Chapter 13  review

page 426:

1-9 reviewing the chapter and 1-2 Thinking Critically

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

STAR Projects

If you are interested in doing a project that involves an interview, you can find those projects here:

Child Nutrition

Did you know that every time you feed a child, you are teaching them about eating habits?  What are some things that you think a child should know about eating?

For today's early work, read pages 415-417 and create a do and don't T-chart for Providing Good Nutrition.  Add this to your ongoing early work.  This can be done with a partner.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Are you ready for state?

It's almost that time again....  State Leadership Conference!!   We need to be focusing in on having award winning projects.  Let's go for the GOLD!

Here is a link to the project guidelines.  

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Work Day Today...

We'll be working on the chapter review today.  Details available in class.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

To be continued today....

For today's early work,  we are finishing up yesterday's assignments.

HD  - Get posters finished and ready for presentation.
ACD - Complete note card details and prepare to present
IPR - Finish and go over defense mechanisms worksheet
ED - Finish classroom management project and prepare to present

Monday, January 19, 2015

No Matter What Life Hands You...

Certainly you have heard the expression, "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade".  Have you ever taken the time to reflect on what that means exactly?  We know lemons are sour and if you've ever eaten one, you know that the sourness makes  your face twist up in an unpleasant way.  Lemonade, on the other hand is typically enjoyed by all due to the sweetness of the drink.  Plus, it's usually served cold so it's refreshing and hits the spot.  It's satisfying.

So back to the expression... What does it mean?  Well, it's actually a metaphor for when life gets rough.  It means that we can take a negative that's been handed to us, work with it in a positive way (add some sugar), and turn the negative into something not so unpleasant.

Your turn: What negatives has life handed you?  Name three.  Explain what you did or how you reacted to turn those negatives into something you could handle and work with.

The Typical American Family

What is the typical American family?  Write a paragraph response on what you believe the typical American family to be.  You can include information such as structure, roles, expectations of family members, and function.  This is opinion based so there is no right or wrong just your thought on the topic.  Hold for discussion.

Reinforcer review

For today's early work, answer the following questions in bulleted list format.  Refer to Module 2 as needed:

  1. What is a reinforcer?
  2. How many types of reinforcers are there?
  3. Give an example of each type of reinforcer
  4. Is it OK to give every child the exact same reinforcer? Why or why not?
  5. If a behavior is not corrected should you continue to provide the reinforcer?

Friday, January 16, 2015

Today's review

We are using early work time to practice identifying environmental factors that affect our growth and development.  Complete worksheet 14.    Afterwards, we will be doing a marker board review.

Grab a marker, board, and eraser for your group.

Wrap up and Review

We are using early work time to wrap up yesterday's in class assignment.  Afterwards, we will be doing a marker board review.

Grab a marker, board, and eraser for your group.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Today's EW

Today's EW is to define some vocabulary terms that you'll use and hear frequently in class.

Your words are:
  1. Intelligence Quotient
  2. Cultural Bias
  3. Multiple Intelligence
  4. Phonemes
  5. Alliteration
  6. Bilingual
  7. Finger Plays
These words can be found in Chapter 15.


Everyone has a unique temperament.  Temperament patterns are related to basic behavior in these four areas:

  1. How you express yourself intellectually.
  2. How active you are physically.
  3. How you feel and express your emotions.
  4. How social you are.
Today's early work is a self assessment of your own temperament.  Complete "Identifying Your Temperament" and turn in for points.