Week 6 – Book Shopping and the Zones of Regulation

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Dear Year 2 Families,

Welcome to Week 6 in year 2!

It was great to see some Year 2 parents at the Reading Workshop last Tuesday. If you were unable to attend, please click on the English tab to see a copy of the slides.

Book Shopping

We have just reached the end of our second week of book shopping and the students have continued to build their independence in choosing their three just right books and using strategies to decode unknown words and understand what they are reading. Just as a reminder, book shopping happens within class time and all books have to be checked out by our class EAs, students cannot choose new books out of this time or take them home without checking them out. If you feel that your child might need to change their books on a day other than Monday or Thursday, then please discuss this with your child’s class teacher.

Zones of Regulation

As we are sure many of you already heard from your children and from the Parent Information Fair, within our Who We Are unit we have been inquiring the Zones of Regulation.

The important thing to note is that there is no ‘bad zone’, during each day children and adults will probably go in and out of all of the zones at some point and we help the students understand that this is ok.

The problem with being in some of the zones is that it doesn’t feel very nice to be in them. As such, we are trying to develop and build the students ability to recognize what zone they are in, if it’s a nice zone to be in, what has ‘triggered’ them to go into that zone and what strategies they can use from their toolkit to get back into the Green Zone. As the unit continues the students will also be developing their understanding of how other people feel when they are in a zone, and what choices they can make to try and change how they and other people are feeling.