Monday, September 28, 2009

Pinwheels for Peace

September 21st was the International Day of Peace and I thought it would be a great meaningful way to introduce conflict resolution to my 1st and 2nd graders. Now that our activity is completed, Its fun to see everyone coming into school with their Peace Sign clothing and giving the peace sign hand signal to others in the hallway.

Check out the Pinwheels for Peace website and get on board for next year!

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Second Full Week of School

The first week really flew by. My first and second graders have completed their Pinwheels for Peace project and today our school was decorated inside and out with their work. I used this to introduce Conflict Resolution and the strategies students can use to get off the Conflict Escalator. I'm happy to report this kick off activity was a hugh success and already have students thinking peace rather than fighting. Photos will come soon. This display will stay in place until after our Open Houses.