BES May Newsletter

Important Parent Info

Hello Lion Family!

Can you believe it's May?! Through one of the most challenging years in education, we have found our way near the end. We want to thank our families for working with us and beside us to ensure this school year was a success. May also kicks off Teacher Appreciation Week, and Brooks Elementary has the BESt! We love on them this week as this year more than ever has added even more weight to their full plates. Our teachers thrived forward to do what's best for students, and for that, we cannot say thanks to them enough!

We’re looking forward to a strong finish! Keep an eye on our social platforms as we deliver more news through a busy May. We've stated that it would take us all this year, and true to our mantra, TogetherWeRoared!

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Six Ideas for Parents to Promote Social and Emotional Learning During the Summer

Summer is just around the corner! With state testing behind us, the BES Counselors are excited to see our students finish this school year strong. During summer months it is important to continue to promote social and emotional learning (SEL) below are some ideas for parents.

Six Ideas for Parents to Promote Social and Emotional Learning during Summer

  1. Visit a local library and read a book with a SEL component. You can use stories that you read with your children to help them understand SEL concepts in action. Let your child choose a book from a list like this then sit down and read it together. Make sure you discuss the motivations and actions of the characters.

  2. Create cooperative learning games that your child can play with siblings or friends. Playing games among peers with a cooperative goal is a great way to reinforce SEL concepts like understanding and patience.

  3. Set a goal for the summer and help your child keep track of it. Agree on an age-appropriate summer goal with your child and help them track their progress.

  4. Start a summer journal. Whether they choose to draw pictures or free-write, journaling can help children keep sense of their thoughts and feelings and express them in a healthy manner.

  5. Create chore lists for each week of summer break. Age-appropriate chores can teach children responsibility and the importance of follow through.

  6. Check-in with your child’s feelings. Simply asking “how are you feeling?” every day shows your children that their emotions matter and that you. This also helps children learn to label their emotions and learn to deal with them in an appropriate way.

For more information on social and emotional learning, visit CASEL.org

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Upcoming Events

May 3-7 Teacher Appreciation Week

May 27 Last Day of School

May 28 Teacher Work Day