Ms. Andrea Love Art and Gifted Educator
Today we had a wonderful time working on our "It's Cool to Be Kind" simulation online. "The digital world creates new challenges and opportunities for social interaction, for kids and all the rest of us. Social cues can be harder to read online, constant connecting can bring both comfort and anxiety, and anonymity can fuel crushes and compliments as well as harm to self and others." (It's Cool to Be Kind Curriculum) The game, "It's Cool to Be Kind" was a great way to help the students learn how to share kindness within the game. It was fun to watch them collect hearts and then give the hearts to the sad little icons along with helping the bully shrink from huge to small by giving the bully lots of kind words.
Students were also given time to use the Compliment party time today that they earned the last few weeks. They loved the online game so much that they continued more of the simulations of how to be safe online, played chess, worked with KUBO the Robot and other educational online games. . We will talk more about how to be a better upstander instead of a bystander next week to compliment the game simulation along with working on our story that is being developed on Scratch.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Boonville Talented and Gifted Program