We had a visit from Miss Carla this week and she brought her special puppets to help check-in if the children still remember the strategies they can use whenever their brain starts to feel wibbly wobbly during times when they feel angry, frustrated and sad. The following strategies are: to stop and think, breathe, use words and use one of Kelso's choices.
We had a visit from Miss Carla this week and she talked about how our brains feel a bit "wibbly wobbly" when we feel angry, frightened and worried. She showed photos of children in different situations and asked our PK1's what they might be feeling. Our PK1's were thinkers when they thought of what may be causing the children in the photos to feel angry, frightened and worried and some of them even shared what makes them feel this way as well. After this exercise, Miss Carla showed the children how to calm our brains when it starts feeling "wibbly wobbly" by closing our eyes, breathing in and out and listening to the chime.
Miss Carla, our primary school counsellor came to our class to to talk about "big problems and small problems" with the help of Kelso the frog. They played a game wherein Miss Carla talked about possible problems the children might encounter in school and at home and the children then decided if the problem was a small or big problem. The children learned that small problems can be worked out by themselves and big problems are the ones wherein an adult has to help. When Miss Carla comes back she will talk more about Kelso's strategies to solve small problems.