Day 67 (of 185) Snow Daze aka impulse control

Day 67 (of 185) Snow Daze aka impulse control

“I’m sorry Mr Landy”

I always know that a student coming up to me and that being the first thing that they say…..well, the rest will be interesting… 

On a day where we are doing our practicing for our Christmas Concert next week….

On a day where “the snowcopalypse” is being covered in all news formats (which means it will be a great let-down in all likelihood) it’s hard not to be hyper-focused on the white stuff turning our valley into a winter wonderland. 

But the snow did fall.

And he did have too many distractions and not enough self-regulatory thoughts. 

And the snow was thrown. 

(My snow rules: snow stays on the ground. Build and create all you want, but no throwing because you never know where a kindly will suddenly appear, but I’m willing to bet dollars to ginger snaps that they’ll appear h expectedly in the other of the snowball…..)

He said the right words in apology. 

He admitted that sometimes it’s hard to stay on control – especially when he wanted to do everything snow-related all at once….in case the snow melted away. 

So….we developed a plan for him: in the way to outside recess we are going to set small-scale goals. Figure out what he “needs to do” at this recess vs “wants to do” that he can do at a later free-play time! (This builds off of earlier plan attempts – eg walking with an adult supervisor- that obviously haven’t been successful….so we will continue to try to provide the supports we can! 

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Educator in BCs Sunny Shuswap Pushing 'technologization' in education: blending technology and curriculum seamlessly. Advocate for better understanding of Anxiety in Education (and use of self-regulation) Utilizing ePortfolios & Descriptive Feedback
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