Anthem School Updates
Week of May 13
Celebration Assembly 5/10 at 8:55
Last day of the book fair is Friday!
Maintenance position open! Call 623-376-3700
The Middle School Choir performs at The Enclave Senior Living Center
Father Daughter Dance
Thank you to everyone who attended and helped out! It was a huge success!!
Team builder before our professional development on Friday.
All Things E.Q.
Hello and Happy Thursday,
This quarter the theme has been, "Am I focusing on solutions, instead of problems?"
Being a solution-oriented person, rather than a problem-oriented person is not as easy as it may seem because children love to blame their siblings or their parents for their problems. (Or is this just my kids?!)
I find my kids (and myself at times) can confuse problem-solving with problem-sharing. Problem-solving is when you are talking about potential solutions, and problem-sharing is when we complain about the problem. I use the terms Problem-sharing and Problem-solving with the kids because it helps them understand the difference between the two.
Here are some helpful talking points to use with your kids:
When we problem share:
- We focus on the past by only talking about the problem.
- We find someone or something to blame.
- We don't solve the problem; we complain about the problem.
- We ask, "Why me?" or “How is this happening?”
When we problem solve:
- We focus on the future by talking about solutions.
- We say "Bye-Bye" to blame.
- We don’t complain about the problem; we solve the problem.
- We ask, "How can I make this better?”
Often, students are not aware of the fact that they are not solving problems because they confuse the time they spend complaining, as problem-solving.
Problem-sharing often creates more problems.
Problem-solving often creates leaders!
I like to encourage my kids, when they are having a problem, by saying that they have handled every difficulty so far and that they will continue to do so because they are awesome problem-solvers!
Our motto in school this week:
I seek solutions!
Have a great week,
All Things E.Q. -The Discovery of You!
5/6-5/10 Staff Appreciation Week
5/7-10 Book Fair
5/9 Band Concert at 6:30 and Art Extravaganza at 5:00
5/10 Annual Career Day
5/10 School Assembly 8:55 - A++ and 20 year celebration - ALL are welcome!
5/16 Kindergarten program at 5:30
5/20 4th grade Wax Museum
5/21 8th grade promotion dance at 6:30
5/22 8th grade promotion at 6:30
5/23 Last day of School - Early Release