Its hard to believe we have been in school for 3 weeks! Students have learned our school and classroom expectations, and routines are in full swing. Do you have routines and a schedule at home? Routines play an important role in your child's development. Check out these 7 benefits of routines, and for more information click here!
Seven Benefits of Using Routines with Your Kids
This week during classroom guidance our fifth graders are hearing from a guest speaker about Project Safe Place and Youth Emergency Shelter and Services (YESS).
You have probably seen the signs for Safe Places around town - at various gas stations, fire stations, etc. This is an important resource for students to know, in case they are ever in an unsafe situation or need somewhere to turn for help. The employees at Safe Place locations have a protocol in place to assess and provide the proper help to youth in need. In Iowa, Project Safe Place is coordinated by Youth Emergency Shelter and Services (YESS), a vital community resource that provides emergency services to youth and their families.
For information on Project Safe Place, please visit:
For information on Youth Emergency Shelter and Services, please visit:
When talking about anger, remind that it is OK to be angry but we need to deal with it in a healthy way- not by hurting ourselves, hurting others, or hurting/destroying property. There are several healthy ways to deal with anger. Everyone is unique, you have to find what works for YOU. Here are some ideas:
It is easier said than done- but make sure you are taking care of yourself. Try to get enough sleep, exercise, and have some fun too!
What you'll find:
Here you will find information related to the units we are working on in class, as well as ideas and resources for your student and family. Look around and come back often!