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Jenny DiRusso
Newsletters
  • March 17, 2015 In today's social group we continued our conversation about managing our zones.  The students brainstormed a list of tools we use to manage our zones that are outside of ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2015, 12:00 PM by Cathy Wolinsky-YES
  • January 113, 2015 - YES In today's social group we practiced several more yellow/ red zone strategies for helping us get back to the green zone.  The first was called...five finger breathing.  Students ...
    Posted Jan 13, 2015, 9:56 AM by Cathy Wolinsky-YES
  • October 14, 2014 Hello everyone and welcome back to the YES Social Group Newsletter!  Our group has gotten off to a great start this year as we've taken some time delving more ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2014, 3:02 PM by Cathy Wolinsky-YES
  • Rowe 5/20/2014 In yesterday's social group we re-visited the concept of being a social detective.  In order to be a good social detective the children discussed the fact that they ...
    Posted May 20, 2014, 11:04 AM by Cathy Wolinsky-YES
  • Rowe 5/13/2014 In today's social group we re-visited the concepts of "friend files" (the information we store in our brains about each person we encounter) and "social wonder questions" (asking ...
    Posted May 13, 2014, 1:19 PM by Cathy Wolinsky-YES
  • YES 5/6/2014 In today's group we focused our attention on defeating the leader of the Unthinkables, Rockbrain.  As you may recall, Rockbrain is the character who makes us get stuck on ...
    Posted May 7, 2014, 8:38 AM by Cathy Wolinsky-YES
  • Rowe 3/31/2014 In yesterday's group we continued our work around conflict resolution and apologies by starting an "apology of action box."  The children took turns drawing pictures of and labeling things ...
    Posted Apr 26, 2014, 12:43 PM by Cathy Wolinsky-YES
  • YES 3/18/2014 In today's social group we focused on game playing as a relaxation strategy we can use to defeat the dreaded Unthinkables.  In addition, game playing simultaneously allowed us to ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2014, 10:08 AM by Cathy Wolinsky-YES
  • YES 3/12/2014 Over the past few months our group has spent time focusing on improving our understanding and (hopefully) use of strategies to defeat a few of the most common Unthinkables.  One ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2014, 7:44 AM by Cathy Wolinsky-YES
  • YES 3/10/2014 In yesterday's social group we continued our work around apologies as we read the book Strega Nona's Magic Lessons by Tomie de Paola.  In the story Big Anthony ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2014, 4:26 PM by Cathy Wolinsky-YES
  • Rowe 3/4 In yesterday's group we continued our work around apologies as we read the story The Summer My Father Was Ten, written by Pat Brisson.  The story highlights the concept ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2014, 1:05 PM by Cathy Wolinsky-YES
  • YES 2/25 In today's social group the students will continue to explore ways to defeat Destroyer of Fun and Mean Jean as they watch a few Mean Jean scenarios created by ...
    Posted Feb 27, 2014, 11:29 AM by Cathy Wolinsky-YES
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