Willow Parent Bulletin # 6
October 9, 2020
As we begin more assessing of students, it's paramount that we assess them...not you. We know it's hard to watch your child struggle and the temptation to give a hint or the answer is mighty. In the long run, it really doesn't help. If we are going to meet your child where he/she is educationally, we need accurate information on his/her performance.
Part of meeting your child's needs comes in the form of small groups. We utilize a lot of adults in the building to accomplish this. If you receive a notice that your child will be in a small group other than with his/her classroom teacher, this is why. The small groups allow us to tailor curriculum to your wildcat's abilities.
The drill will be weather dependent. Tuesday's weather currently looks clear. We will have your child's teacher let you know in the morning what time we will practice.
October is Fire Safety month. The Homewood Fire Department has family-centered activities that you can find at: https://www.village.homewood.il.us/exploration-events/events/fire-department-open-house. There are also virtual tours, a comic contest, and information on how to make your home safe.
Retakes and anyone who missed the first day will be at the Sports Complex on the north side of James Hart. Retakes are October 19th from 2-5 PM.
Social Emotional Learning this week
Emotional development includes students’ experiences, expressions, and regulations of their own emotions, as well as the ability to understand others’ emotions and develop empathy. A foundational skill is the ability to identify and label a range of emotions in oneself and others. The ability to accurately recognize emotions in themselves and others can help students manage their own emotions and interact more competently with others.
Our goals for this week's lesson are:
· Foster awareness that emotions have external and internal cues.
· Foster awareness that emotions can vary in intensity.
· Promote recognition of own and others’ emotions.