Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Getting on Together

In Health with Miss Esnouf, the children are talking about
friendships and feelings.
They have made a friendship wall explaining how to be good friends:

Part of being a good friend is recognising how others are feeling.
Can you detect how we are feeling?

How do you show that you are a good friend?
Why do we like to have friends?


  1. Dear B4,
    I love your friendship wall. You included so many great ways to be a good friend. I also thought your feelings pictures were a really good idea. You all have such expressive faces! I will have to ask the 2/3's if they can guess the feelings you were showing.

    Your friend,
    Mrs. W

  2. Dear B4,

    I was so surprised to see this friendship wall because we made one that looks the same on the first day of school! I think this is so funny because you would have had no idea we did the same activity. We must think alike!

    I really ♥ how you have taken your friendship wall even further by adding the feelings photographs!

    Some things we have been talking about in 2KM/2KJ include
    ★Being a good friend means saying nice words and using a nice voice.
    ★ Being a good friend means compromising.
    ★ Being a good friend means being honest.

    Sometimes it takes effort to make a friendship work well but it is worth it!

    Sharing your life with friends is so much more fun!

    We enjoyed this fun video about friendship You might like it too!

    Your friend,
    Mrs M☀rris

  3. Dear B-4,

    I really ♥ your post about friendship. Having friends is a wonderful part of life.

    I have never seen a wall of pictures like the one you did to show feelings. This will be a good post to share with my students. Understanding facial expressions help us recognize how people are feeling before they talk. What a great language to know!

    One thing I would add to the list is that good friends come over for a visit and ask you how you are doing. Since we are friends, I wanted to visit and find out how things are in Reefton. Because I cannot stop by your school, I stopped by via Skype! It was fun to chat a bit with the lovely Mrs. McKenzie and meet Jobert. Perhaps next time I'll pop in and get to visit with all of you!

    Your pal,
    Mrs. Y♥llis

  4. Dear B4,

    What a great topic to write a post about! I really liked the ideas on your friendship wall. I think the ideas about sharing and listening are very important for a friendship. Really listening to what your friend has to say will keep a friendship strong.

    You're right, it is very important to recognize how your friends are feeling. I think the friends in pictures 1 and 13 are pretty upset, and the friend in picture 15 is happy. How did I do?

    Here is a video from our blog last year about friendship: Perezoso’s speech

    Mr. Salsich

  5. Mrs McKenzie and class B4February 25, 2011 at 6:23 AM

    Dear Fri♥nds

    @Mrs Wats☆n
    I wonder how the Grade 2/3s got on with guessing our emotions? Knowing how to read body language is such an tricky skill isn't it?

    @Mrs M★rris
    We thought it was amazing that your class had made a friendship wall too.
    We are pleased that the Flat Stanleys are coming to stay with classes that know how to be good friends.
    Thank you for being a good friend and sharing the video link.

    @Mrs Y♥llis
    It was such a surprise to get your call at lunchtime yesterday. Joberth and I enjoyed chatting to you. Joberth is becoming one of our best commentors on blogs! She is really trying hard.

    @Mr S♦lsich
    We think you were pretty good at guessing the emotions of numbers 1,13 and 15.
    And thank you for the link to Perezoso's speech. He has such a lot of good ideas about being a friend.

    from your friends
    Mrs M♔Kenzie and B4

  6. Dear Tyla,

    Thanks for leaving a comment on our blog! You are welcome for the ring I made the other day to your class. I'm sorry that all of you were out to lunch. I'll try another time!

    Your pal,
    Mrs. Y♥llis

  7. Our eyes tell people so much about how we are feeling don't they? Its good that you are thinking about friendship; we must never takes friends for granted!

  8. This is a lovely post and such an imaginative way to think abut friendship. I often think good friends are also good at listening. I think good friends know all our faults but standby us.

    Your whole blog site is about friendship and it's put a smile on my face tonight!

    best wishes

    Mr E