John Hancock Charter School
October 8, 2021
School Released at 12:30 on Oct. 11th, 12th & 13th for ALL Students
All students will participate in a hearing screening on Oct. 20th.
Save The Date
JHCS Custom Parade
Save The Date
- JHCS Classic Fun Center Night - Oct. 22nd
- 5:30 - 8:30 pm
- Admission is FREE for all of your family members
- Skate rentals available
- Food available for purchase
- Arcade available for purchase
- Bounce house inflatables available for purchase
School Picture Information
Those who have ordered photos should arrive here at the school this Wednesday. We will send them home with your student at that time.
No School - Oct. 14-18th
Message from Mrs. Grabert - School Counselor
My thoughts have been about our students and the struggles that some have. Self-regulation is a skill that we as individuals work on our entire life. So what is self-regulation? “Self-regulation is the ability to monitor and manage your energy states, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that are acceptable and produce positive results such as well-being, loving relationships, and learning.” Executive functioning is a vital aspect of self-regulation. Five basics of executive functioning that help individuals to have good self-regulation are:
1. Coordinating metacognitive knowledge - Regulating cognitive and metacognitive knowledge, understanding one's own knowledge, and thought process.
2. Planning - Using a deliberate and organized approach to attack a task.
3. Monitoring - Assessing comprehension while progressing through a task, and checking for effectiveness, testing, evaluating and revising strategies.
4. Failure detection - While progressing through a task, detecting when there is a misunderstanding or an error is made.
5. Failure correction - When an error is detected, going back and correcting any mistakes. Through instruction in various self-regulation techniques students with learning disabilities can be successful at "the self-directive process through which learners transform their mental abilities into task related skills (Zimmerman, 2001)."
So how do you know if you or your child or you are struggling with self-regulation? Not all of these may apply but may help you as you search for direction.
Act overly silly or out of control
Has temper tantrums or meltdowns
Struggles with transitions between activities
Has difficulty taking turns
Struggles with being in close proximity with others
Moves to quickly or with to much force
Grabs throws or picks up things to impulsively
Has difficulty walking or waiting in line
Has difficulty in social situations such as talking to close or to loud or touch others
So how do you help yourself or your children develop self regulation skills?
Learn through games and activities
Self -Awareness exercises
Self-regulation can look different for each person, and often the circumstances around us can determine the long and short-term effects of self-regulation. As turbulence happens, developing and fine-tuning self-regulation skills can help bring balance and smooth out the turbulence. Have a wonderful week.
Resources & References
What is self regulation made easy and 5 fun games to teach self regulation
Six relaxation techniques
Seven simple grounding techniques for calming down quickly
17 self awareness activities
Building self awareness
5 simple mindful practices to start each day
25 fun mindfulness activities for teens and children
Zimmerman, B.J. (2001). Theories of Self-Regulated Learning and Academic Achievement: An Overview and Analysis. In Zimmerman, B.J. & Schunk, D.H. (Ed.), Self-Regulated Learning and Academic Achievement: Theoretical Perspectives (pp. 1-65). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.
Faculty Contact Information
Kindergarten - Mrs. Orton, firstname.lastname@example.org
First Grade - Ms. Hubbard, email@example.com
Second Grade - Mrs. Huff, firstname.lastname@example.org
Third Grade - Mrs. Decker, email@example.com
Fourth Grade - Mrs. Mortensen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fifth Grade - Mr. Thompson, email@example.com
Sixth Grade - Mr. Blinzinger, firstname.lastname@example.org
Seventh/Eighth Grade - Mrs. Martin, email@example.com
Music - Mrs. Cooley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Education - Mrs. Rogers, email@example.com
Library - Mrs. Gazaway, firstname.lastname@example.org
School Counselor - Mrs. Grabert, email@example.com
PE - Miss Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org
Art - Mrs. Diesen, email@example.com
Speech-Language Specialist - Mrs. Smith - firstname.lastname@example.org
School Nurse, Mrs. Payne, email@example.com
Business Administrator - Mr. Frank, firstname.lastname@example.org
Principal- Mrs. Adamic, email@example.com