I hope that you all had an enjoyable and relaxing summer. Welcome back to all of our returning families! To those of you who are new to the Pritchett community, welcome aboard! I look forward to meeting you in the days, weeks and months ahead.
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I have had a chance to meet many of our new students during visits to the classrooms and during the morning arrival routine where I am one of the front hall supervisors. I have been very impressed by the students’ adjustment back to the routine of being in school and I am amazed by their enthusiasm and positivity each morning.
Seeing their smiles is always such an uplifting way to start my day! While many children have settled in comfortably, I realize it’s not as easy for others. For some, as the school expectations increase, coming to school can become more stressful, making mornings at home more emotionally charged.
One technique that can be helpful to ease feelings of stress and worry is to talk your child through a simple relaxation breathing exercise. One of my favorites is something I learned through the Conscious Discipline approach to social emotional learning and self-regulation. It is called, “Balloon Breathing” The steps are as follows. Place your hands on top of your head and interlace your fingers. Breathe in through your nose as you raise your arms, infl ating an imaginary balloon. Release the air in the balloon by pursing your lips, exhaling slowly, lowering your arms and making a “pbpbpbpbpb” sound. Repeat slowly several times.
Obviously, this tool is not a fix for all sources of stress and worry, just something to add to your bag of tricks when trying to help your child regulate his or her emotions. If you believe your child might benefit from additional support with adjusting to being at a new school or with adjusting to being back at Pritchett, please feel free to email or call me to discuss your concerns.
As needed, I can meet with students individually or in small groups. For further calming exercises, check out. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- While the new experience of starting at Pritchett and/or entering a new grade has already begun for your children, I still wanted to share some suggestions for helping children prepare for various types of new experiences. The following is one of the Skill Sheets by Sandbox Learning, shared with permission.
7 Strategies for Preparing Children for New Experiences Children become excited about holidays and special events, but new experiences and routine changes can be overwhelming. Make events fun, educational, and less stressful with these seven simple tips.
Help Children Understand When an Event Will Occur - Children can become very excited about activities. They may ask days or weeks in advance about plans. Help children gain an understanding of when an event will occur by marking it on the calendar and having a countdown. This strategy helps children better understand when an event will occur while working on simple math skills.
Set Expectations - New experiences often come with new rules and expectations. Be sure to set rules and expectations in advance. Prepare children by reading books on or role playing about the new experiences. Write rules down and review them.
05 wahai kau cinta mp3. For trick-or-treating role play going to someone’s door for candy. Have rules about going to homes with lights on, staying near an adult, and politely thanking neighbors for the treats. Let Children Participate in Planning – Children will have more ownership in an event if they are able to help plan it. Let children help make a picnic lunch when going to a fall festival.
Print a map of the zoo before going and include them in planning which animals to see at the zoo. Ask them to help pick out and wrap a birthday gift for a friend’s party. These kinds of activities teach planning and independence skills that apply later in life. Build on Existing Skills and Familiar Experiences - When children relate past situations or expectations to new ones they are able to build on existing knowledge. For example, if you are going to an amusement park you may tell a child the rules are similar to being at a mall. There will be many people, they have to stay with an adult, and there will be times when they have to wait in line.