Thursday, February 20, 2014

My Faithful Record As A Servant

This morning's investigation included the reading of "The Junkyard Wonders" by Patricia Polacco and serving others. The narrative is about a young girl who finds out her class at the new school is known as "The Junkyard," she is devastated. She moved from her old town so she wouldn't be in a special class anymore! But then she meets her teacher, the quirky and invincible Mrs. Peterson, and her classmates, an oddly brilliant group of students each with his or her own unique talent. And it is here in The Junkyard that Trisha learns the true meaning of genius, and that this group of misfits are, in fact wonders, all of them.

I especially like the excerpt "...everything that you think could be made into something new...forget what the object was, imagine what it could be." We encourage our emotional students to use their imagination to help them problem solve or to imagine being calm- forget about how negative your'e feeling right now and concentrate on your peaceful place.

 Audio: Book Reading, Part 1

Audio: Book Reading, Part 2

The weather was quite cold and stormy today. Our serving lesson communicated the unique differences and talents of our friends. Students took turns serving friends hot chocolate or a healthy snack. Mixing social skills with food makes for welcomed conversation.

Hot chocolate bar ideas at

Sesame Street Character themed fruit & veggie trays


Why Serve?

  • Make new friends
  • Make a difference in your community
  • Give back
  • Learn new things of interest

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