Great job 6th graders with your Thanksgiving outreach project!
Wishes for a blessed holiday season and Happy New Year!
Our School’s Anti-Bullying Rules
Olweus Anti-Bullying Program
1. We will not bully others
2. We will try to help students who may expereince being bullied
3. We will try to always include students who are left out.
4. If we know that someone is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and at home.
5 Ways To Help Your Child Focus
Taken from: Great Schools 3/18/2016
Many young kids have trouble sitting still and staying focused. But as students get more homework, they need to be able to stick with a task and finish it.
Here are some ways to help your child stay focused:
- Get the ya-yas out first
Moving the body motivates the brain. Try having your child walk or bike to school, play outside after school, do chores around the house, or play on a sports team. Make sure your child has had a chance to run, walk, or jump around
sitting down to homework.
- Turn off screens and cell phones
Before your kid tackles homework or does anything that takes concentration, turn off the television. Or if others are watching it, make sure your child is far enough away that he can’t be distracted by it. Also, shut down or move him away from the computer, and if your child has a cell phone, make sure that’s off too.
- Make a to-do list
Having a lot of chores and homework assignments can be overwhelming for kids. Help your child focus on getting things done by making a list — together — of everything he needs to do for the day or week. Then let him cross off each task as he finishes it.
- Use signals
Try to avoid conversations when your child is working. To cut out distracting talk altogether, you and your child can even come up with a few basic signals. For example, when you point to his work, that means he needs to go back to what he was doing. Or when you raise your hand, that means he should stop what he’s doing and get to work. For some kids, it helps to just lay a hand on their shoulder to bring them back into focus.
- Take breathers.
During homework time, make sure your child takes a few breaks. After working for 10 or 20 minutes (depending on his age), have him get up and move around, get a drink, and then go back to work. But don’t let him get involved in something else during the break. Just make that time a relaxing few minutes.
As always feel free to stop by. I would be glad to meet you and am in the school on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Mrs. Ginny Riedman, MS Ed., LCSW
Character Ed Teacher/School Counselor
“Children are the world’s most valuable resources and its best hope for the future.”
John F. Kennedy