I'm pretty excited to be starting this program at almost all the Kindergartens I work in this week! I have my thought bubble printed out and am looking forward to seeing how the kids respond to this program in the four different classrooms. So far in the preparing phase, I'm really loving it. The goal seems to be to teach students about the building blocks of social thinking - which impacts interactions, decision making, friendships, classroom success, and many other things about learning!
The simple plan is all laid out for the instructors, and is very interactive, so hopefully it all goes smoothly! I like the vocabulary and phrases, such as 'come and put your body in the group', having a brain for a thought, a heart for a feeling and a mouth for speaking our thoughts, and thinking about a 'group plan' as the expected behaviour for that scenario.
I'm sure I'll learn just as much as the students! Wish me luck!