Today was an exciting day because we had been away from students for two weeks! The students all came in with hugs and excitement. They wanted to fill us in on the last two weeks and what they had been doing and wanted to know what we did. We got settled in and did our morning routine of checking in with us, writing in their workbook and having snack.
For today's lesson, I was doing an activity focused on food labels and packaging. I started off by reviewing last days lesson and then we watched a video to get started and students were expected to write something down on a sticky note about what they want to learn more about. We then split off into groups and had a sheet that they had to fill in with all of the information they could get off of their food package.
There is always going to be students who aren't happy with a lesson or they are just having a bad day and today one of my boys was not excited with his group that he was assigned. This particular young man has a hard time with moving on once he is mad and so I had to have a conversation with him. Sometimes I think he just needs someone to stop and listen to how he is feeling and then he is able to move on. He ended up working on the project by himself which was a better experience for him and I realized that it is important to have different options for students because some times children do not want to work with others and that is okay.