Monday, February 13, 2012

The Do's and Don'ts of Making Friends

In 3R, we have been in school for quite a while, but every so often we revisit a topic that we learned about and discussed at the start of the year. The topic last Friday during our social skills session was about making friends. Mr. Blair and I broke the class into two groups and did two focus lessons on peer interactions. I taught the girls and we discussed the challenges of making and keeping friends. The girls shared that making and keeping friends is hard work.

In order to help with this challenging skill, we built an anchor chart about the Do's and Don'ts of Making Friends.

The girls and I also shared a book that Mr. Blair gave us to read. It is called Cliques, Phonies, and Other Baloney by Trevor Romain. It is a great book for students from age 8 up. It reviews some basic strategies about how to make friends and keep friends but also talks about building healthy friend relationships. If you are looking for a good non-fiction book about peer interaction for this age, check out this book and let me know what you think!

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