It’s really important to think about things before we either say them or do them. To demonstrate, we got a piece of paper and discussed situations that leave another person hurt or angry- and we scrunched up our paper. When we tried to smooth it out, we couldn’t – there was still the marks of where the paper had been scrunched. We thought about ways that we could help each other in our community to help other peoples “paper” to get smoothed out…
If people doesn’t know how to write something I can help them – Nyamal
If someone hurts I’ll take care of them – Broadie
I’ll listen – Rhema
Walk inside to be safe – Connor
I can tap people to help them to listen – Ian
Sharing – Brian
Saying sorry is an important way to show we have made a mistake and that we realise it – but our actions leave a mark.
Today we talked about the question “have you filled your jar today?”
We all come to school with an imaginary jar. Every time someone does a good deed to help us or show us kindness, a magical bean is placed in our jar. When we help another or show some one else kindness, a magical bean is placed in their jar. But if we hurt someone else or waste others learning time, we remove a magical bean from their jar.
We have a grade 1 community jar- when we see a strong, helpful or kind choice being made by a grade 1 a magical bean goes in the jar. I wonder how many we will have at the end of the day?
Today we had circle time where we discussed strong choices that grade 1’s can make.
What strong choices will you be bringing into the grade 1 community?
Liam: “Listen and focus on what we are doing.”
Tori: “Listening to instructions.”
Angel: “I am going to keep my hands to myself.”
Tahra: “I will listen to instructions.”
Joyice: “I’m going to step up and be a leader by helping people and listening to the teacher.”
Ali: “I will think before I say things.”
Muhamad: “thinking of other people’s feelings… I want them to feel happy.”
Gow: “I’ll keep my hands to myself.”
Fawad: “I’ll be happy.”
Elijah: “I will try really hard.”