December 2019 Newsletter
November Social Skills Focus:
On November 22nd, students used clues to identify feelings in others. They each had their own blank emoji sheet and filled in the feeling that went along with the clue that the teacher read aloud. Students also had the opportunity to discuss how the clues helped them to identify the feeling and also had a chance to share a time when they experienced that feeling.
November PBIS Raffle Winners:
On November 25, the “Fancy Lunch” winners were chosen during Monday Morning Meeting. The students from K-2 were: Perry Marksteiner, Jacyeon Flemming, Kazong Xiong, and Adelenya Bannenberg. The students from 3-5 were: Melody Forbes, Grant Kettenhoven, Sophie Jepsen and Amiley Zimmer. These students each got to pick a friend to eat lunch at a very special table in the cafeteria during lunchtime. They also were sent home with a special gift.
Social Skills Tip of the Month:
Your child is learning about Empathy and Critical Thinking in the Sanford Harmony social-emotional learning program. The ideas below will reinforce what we are learning in school—there are activities to play, topics to discuss, and behaviors to role-model. These are all designed to fit into your daily routine and provide opportunities to further connect with your child.
Play Feeling Charades with your child, taking turns guessing the emotion the other person is demonstrating or describing. Use your entire body and/or tone of voice to demonstrate the emotion or describe the physical changes you experience.
Use a variety of “emotion words” to help your child name how he or she is feeling and how his or her body feels inside (stomach in knots, hot cheeks, butterflies in the stomach).
Play music or dance to express a certain emotion and then switch to another emotion. Or, play different types of music (such as upbeat or slow tempo) and ask your child how it makes him or her feel.
On December 16th there will be a Mitten Mystery Gift Raffle - 3 students from Kindergarten through 2nd Grade and 3 students from 3rd through 5th grade will be chosen at MMM.
Then on December 20th there will be a special raffle and 3 Wisconsin Herd tickets will be given to (1) Kindergarten - 2nd Grader, and to (1) 3rd through 5th Grader.