This month, I will be teaching students about various social skills. Different grades will learn about topics such as:
- Good sportsmanship
- Self-control, and
- How to resolve conflicts with peers.
Students will also learn about careers! I know that is a long way off, but it’s good to begin conversations early in order for students to think about their own gifts and abilities and how their interests could become life-long pursuits. Talk with your children at home and foster an interest in a variety of careers. This article gives some great ideas to use in your everyday conversations with your children. Your children are amazing and have such great potential. It’s never too early to begin guiding them in thinking about their hopes and dreams!
Recently, yet another school shooting happened in our nation. While our school district takes many steps to keep our students safe, children may become aware of recent events and come to you with their thoughts or feelings. Please take a moment to read this document to guide your conversations at home.
Help Prevent Meltdowns
Kids experience big emotions, but sometimes have difficulty expressing them. They may have a need that they don’t know how to express. Big Life Journal created this cute poster that you can keep available. It is a visual way for children to communicate what they need before a meltdown occurs. Give it a try and see if it helps!