Encourage the children to talk at the beginning of the session.
How is everyone doing? Did anyone do something fun this week? Who remembers what we did last class?
Last class, we:
- learned about each others’ asthma
- made a wish list
- learned how to use an asthma diary
Give the children an opportunity to discuss their parents' feelings about the previous session.
What did your parents think of what you learned?
Provide positive feedback for children who brought their book and diary to the session.
Who brought their book and diary with them?
Give a sticker or a stamp to children that remembered to bring their materials.
Encourage children to discuss their diary record.
Puff kept track of how he felt this week in his diary.
Interpret the sample section of the diary and how Puff's triggers made him feel different, such as cold.
Who would like to share what you recorded in your asthma diary?
Encourage a few children to interpret their diary record:
- be sure to provide positive reinforcement
- promote the association between cause (trigger or activity) and effect (for example, felt good, peak flow dropped, used less reliever medication). This association should become more apparent to the children over time.
- use examples from the children to show how record keeping is like doing experiments, which help discover new things and explain why things happen when they do.
Lead the children in signing Puff's RAP Song for Session 2. This song introduces the topic for today's session.
Are you ready to RAP? Let’s get those fingers snapping.