Copenhagen Central School
Our elementary students know that they can set goals and make a plan to reach their goals. This can be as simple as becoming more fluent with math facts, learning letters and sounds to more complex goals like future college and career plans. Along with goal setting, we've learned that we have to prioritize our time. When we spend time on the most important things first, we are more likely to reach our goals and we usually have time to do the other fun things in life that we enjoy.
This month, we have been learning to solve problems and conflicts in ways that help all of us win. Students know that it's important to think about the feelings of others and it's also important to be aware of their own feelings. We've talked about how to come up with win-win solutions by identifying the problem, coming up with creative ways to make both people happy and being a good friend while working towards the solution. The students had great examples of conflicting wishes of friends and family members like choosing what game to play or where to go out to eat. Our elementary students are very thoughtful and were excellent at coming up with many different win-win solutions. Thank you parents for sending us such amazing children to teach!
Next month we will focus on learning an important communication skill: listening and trying to understand what we are hearing.
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