Weekly Updates from Mrs. K
OCtober 15, 2021
From the Principal's Desk
Please Help Us Keep Our School Open
10/15/2021 Dear McKinley Family, This has been a fun and exciting week, as we pondered our PurposeFull Practice- Respect, Lesson 2. Both staff and students have been modeling Respect in numerous ways. Below I highlight some of my favorite respectful moments from this week, and I share a few of the resources that I have been utilizing during classroom presentations.
- Talk with your child about what it means to be respectful, to be courteous and to use their manners, to solve conflict peacefully, and what it means to treat others the way they want to be treated.
- Talk about a time you felt disrespected and what you did about it in a way that demonstrated Respect.
- The core value of Respect invites us to celebrate differences, offering us a beautiful opportunity to work with our children to break down stereotypes. Ask what they think of when they think about grandparents, for example. Expect answers like “they’re old, they’re slow, they’re forgetful, they’re nice, they’re understanding, they’re generous.” Let them share without judgement, to get all of their thoughts out. Then have a conversation about how these are stereotypes that may or may not be accurate for all grandparents and why thinking about people as individuals instead of in groups can be an exercise in Respect.
- If Respect means making others see good in people and making people feel cared for, how do we already show Respect at home? How can we do a better job showing Respect as both kids and adults?