We have two class mascots . Scaredy Squirrel and Snowy . Scaredy Squirrel has several books we have been reading and listening to. One things we have learned is that Scaredy Squirrel is afraid of everything and makes very detailed and funny plans and safety kits for everything as well. He plays dead for hours if he gets scared. That is his strategy for problem solving and being scared. We are going to teach him other strategies this year.
Inspired by S.Squirrel , I developed the leveled 'Recess Plan' . The children must decide their recess plan, place their clip on the color and then attempt to follow that plan for at least 5 minutes. We talked about it everyday when they return and problem solve, share what they did etc.
Scaredy Squirrel is listening to us and thinking this might be a good idea for him too as he never leaves his nut tree. But because he still plays dead a lot we have to keep practicing for him to be sure.
Snowy hugging Scaredy Squirrel