When children come to school, they start to become socially aware of their peers, discovering similarities and differences. Each child comes from a unique family, whose routines and traditions fit their own needs, experiences, and preferences. The classroom environment provides a wonderful opportunity for children to learn about and from each other, celebrating and respecting each other’s differences.
This week the Puppet Pals tell us how their families do a variety of routines:
- Meal time
- Free time
- Chore time
As your children watch the videos and discover that there are many different ways to do routines, it opens up a way for them to share about their own family routines and learn from each other.
This week of lessons includes four scenario videos that you can watch with your students Monday through Thursday with follow-up questions for class discussions. The bonus video for Friday is Puppet Pal News. The Puppet Pals get to be reporters on assignment looking at different kinds of homes that families live in around the world.
This week also includes a Simple Summary video in Spanish for students who are developing simple language skills, while focusing on the target social-emotional skill of the week.