Mates! Grades 7-8

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Mates! Grades 7-8

80.00

Make friends with similar interests while practisng socil language skills!  Mondays, Oct 30-Dec 11, (no class Nov 20) 6:45-8:00 pm $80

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It can be difficult to find other kids with similar interests.  Do you feel like you are different from many kids around you? Do you want to meet other kids that are interested in the same things you are? Then Mates is for you.  This club will focus on the things you are interested in like space, fantasy, animals, video games, mythology, Star Wars, Legos, fishing etc. (You will have the opportunity to suggest topics.)  We’ll use these topics to play trivia, cooperative games, minute-to-win-it and other games.    Additionally, we’ll have mini-lessons on things like making connections with others, having two-way conversations, dealing with bullying, seeing things from others’ point of view, when to talk and when to listen, talking topics, interruptions, working in a group, and other things that can help you make and keep friends.  The majority of the time will be spent practicing those lessons while participating in fun activities, having snacks, talking and making new friends! Parents: This group is an opportunity for your child to learn important social language skills and then practice them while interacting with others! The lessons learned will be reinforced throughout the guided activities and snack/talking time.  Lessons will be tailored to the students’ needs.  The group is helpful for kids with ADHD, ASD, NVD, anxiety, or anyone who is struggling with relationships due to weak social skills. At this age your child might be reluctant to join.  I urge you to force them to try one meeting.  If they truly do not want to participate I will issue a refund for the rest of the sessions.  Number of participants is limited to 8.  Informational handouts on the mini-lessons will be sent home and snacks will be provided.  Mondays, Oct 30-Dec 11, (no class Nov 20) 6:45-8:00 pm $80