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! 

Please make any suggestions to the comment section of this blog!

About technolandy

Principaling on the Pacific in Powell River BC 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 to personalize learning!
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