Kinderbunny Specials are presentations that allow students to become better acquainted with each other. They build community as well as foster the development of communication skills. Each day a different student is featured and given an opportunity to make a presentation on a given topic. Some topics include: my name, my family, my home,
Students come to life when they get to be the teacher! Once a month or so, students are asked to share some information on a give topic (Some themes include healthy habits, my body, our world, special days, safety…).Parents are asked to discuss the topic with their child then help them prepare and rehearse their presentation. Photos, books, related objects, homemade posters or banners are welcome! These props can provide support and guidance for the presenter.
Book response is an introduction to book reports. Students will read a book from the classroom library with the help of adults at home. Adults will also help them fill out a sheet with sections about: thumbs up or thumbs down and a response to the book (my favourite part, favourite character, favourite illustration, a connection to the book, something they found funny).
Managing one’s disruptive emotions and impulses is an important part of behaving in a socially appropriate way. Explore strategies with students to help them with their own self regulation.
Students learn to identify the four zones or states they can find themselves in throughout the day. They learn strategies and tools they can use to stay in or move from one zone to another.