During January, students learned another tool to use for problem solving. It connects well with our lessons on Dealing with Anger/ Flipped Lid and taking a Meta Moment. Students in K-1 read The Grouchies while students in 2-4 read What Do You Do with a Problem? Next, we discussed the 4 step process to solving a problem. We focused heavily on how to say the problem without blame as well as exploring which consequences are best for both parties. Last, we watched a video from the Second Step curriculum that shows the STEP process in action.
* Due to a modified schedule for 5th grade, please note they did the November lesson on Empathy.