December 11

Zones of Regulation


Are you ready to learn about the Zones of Regulation?  The zones help you to manage your feelings.  What zone are you in today?


Green Zone


The green zone is the learning zone!  In this zone you may feel happy, calm and focused.  You might be in the green zone when you are learning at school or having a conversation with your family.

Yellow Zone


In the yellow zone you have some control over your feelings.  You may feel silly, excited, nervous or frustrated.  You might feel yellow if you wake up on the wrong side of the bed!



Blue Zone


In the blue zone you are not feeling your best.  You may be sad, tired or sick.  You might feel blue if you wake up with a cold.



Red Zone


In the red zone you feel out of control!  You may feel mad, angry or terrified.  You might be in the red zone during an argument.



Here are some strategies you can use to get or stay in the green zone:

  • Ask for a hug
  • Read
  • Think happy thoughts
  • Take deep breaths
  • Go and get a drink of water


We hope that you will use the Zones of Regulation to help you control your body and emotions.

December 11

Junior High November Story

So far this November we’ve been reading a book called “Refugee” by Alan Gratz. We are discussing about refugees and how they cross borders. We’ve been making body biographies of three characters from the book.

In Math we’ve been learning and reviewing decimals and percents. We know how to add, subtract, multiply, divide decimals. We also learned how to convert a fraction to decimal to percent.

In Science we’ve been learning about the Particle Theory of Matter. At the beginning of the topic we tried an experiment about heat transferring through particles.

In Social Studies we’ve been learning about human geography and more and less developed countries. We were learning about immigration and migration and how people would want to leave or enter a country. We also learned how some people are sometimes forced out of their homes.


December 3

Room 25: Making New Friends

In November we were sad to say Goodbye to Neil, but were excited to meet our new classmate Kingston.



We are exploring the globe. Our class learned the seven continents are North and South America, Europe, Asia, Antarctica and Australia(Where Neil is going back to)! Mr. Shenkarow went on stage and did ballet. We also surprised Mr. Shenkarow by learning an Oompa Loompa song from our class novel that we finished Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.






Abbie (Mr.Shenkarow’s daughter) came to spend a day with us for bring your child to work day.




December 3

Room 23: We Really Liked It!!!

At the beginning of November, we started learning a dance to the song called “September” by Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick. It is a cover of Earth, Wind and Fire’s original song. We were kind of nervous when we started but than it didn’t seem so scary when the performance started. During the performance, some of us got more nervous because everyone in the school and our families were staring at us. We were watching Mrs. Orchard and Mrs. Jeninga to follow the dance moves. We made a few little mistakes but it was okay because nobody noticed. In the end, we all had a lot of fun and we really liked it!

From Room 23