The Gray's Woods Social Club
What it is
The Gray’s Woods Social Skills Club is designed to help children identified with emotional difficulties or autism spectrum disorder (those working with Miss Hackman) gain meaningful social connections and provide real life educational experiences. Students will participate in a variety of large and small group activities designed to foster appropriate social interactions and coping skills.
Who it is for
Students on the caseload of the autistic and emotional support teacher are automatically invited to participate. Students that are not accessing special education services can be included if the administrator thinks it appropriate and parent permission is obtained.
When do we meet?
Gray's Woods Social Club currently meets once a month on Fridays from 1:45-2:30 in Miss Hackman's classroom. Students will miss any instruction occurring in their regular classroom during this time. Any homework assigned during Club time will be at the discretion of the regular education teacher.
Rules and guidelines
A Green, Yellow, Red light strategy will be used for behaviors during Social Club time:
All students expecting the rules of social skills club will remain in the ‘green light’ portion of the behavior chart. Students will receive 1 warning before moving to the ‘yellow light’ portion of the behavior chart. Any correction after that will move the child in to the ‘red light’ portion of the behavior chart and they will be required to come back and practice the skills being taught during their classroom recess time.
Below is a tentative list of ideas for Gray's Woods Social Club. They are subject to change
Social Skills Club Proposal
Monthly Activity Ideas
September – Introduction Get to know you activities (proper introductions, handshakes, conversation, listening to people when they share information about themselves)
October – Pumpkin Emotions (identifying feelings and emotions)
November – Thanksgiving mini-feast with table manners/etiquette lesson (proper table etiquette)
December – Holiday Cookies making (following directions and working in teams/partners)
January – Indoor 'snowball fight' / group sled riding (working with teams/partners/sharing/competition)
February – TBA
March – TBA
April – Egg hunt (appropriate and inappropriate social interactions)
May -School garden project (working together as a large group on a project/serving the community)
Last Modified on August 30, 2012