Did you know that there are over 100 languages spoken in the households that make up our school district?
In classroom guidance we are currently working on our Anti-Bias and Harassment unit, a unit that teaches the importance of embracing and celebrating diversity. Students are learning a common language of respect and acceptance, and how their attitude about difference impacts our school, community, country, and world.
The following are tips provided by the National Crime Prevention Council to help teach your children about understanding and respect for differences:
Most of us have been left out of an activity at one time or another, and we know how lonely that can feel. We want to teach our students that it is their responsibility to include everyone. If our students see someone sitting alone at lunch, we want them to invite that person to sit with them. If our students see someone standing alone at recess, we want them to invite that student to play. Including everyone is not always easy. It takes courage and compassion. Our students must be willing to stop and think about the feelings of others.
Adapted from "180 Daily Guidance Lessons To Jump-Start Your Day!" by Shannon Trice Black, M.ED., LPC
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!