East Side News
Week of April 11, 2016
Talking About Fairness With Children
Parents can ask children to think of ways to resolve conflicts, such as when one child complains that another child is being unfair. This not only helps children to get into the habit of thinking about questions of fairness, but it also promotes creative thinking and problem solving.
You can also promote your child’s sense of fairness by engaging in practices that promote fairness and then discussing them. For example, in conflict situations parents can offer everyone a chance to share their perspective without interruptions. It can also be helpful ask children to role play or explain situations from the perspective of people who disagree with them.
Here are some great conversation starters for parents:
Should parents try to treat all of their children in exactly the same way?
Could you be a fair judge of a baking contest that your friend is competing in?
When there is heavy lifting to do, should stronger people be expected to do more work?
Is it possible for a dog to act unfairly?
Whatever we do, we have to remember that as adults, we are the model for our kids. Let's help our kids be great citizens and help them understand what fairness means!
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Revision to School District Calendar
2015-2016 CALENDAR REVISIONThe 2015-16 calendar had 7 emergency days built in. To date, the district has called 3 snow days. Four (4) days will be given back as follows:
May 2, 2016 – no school for students and staff
May 27, 2016 – no school for students and staff
June 22, 2016 – no school for students, staff will report
June 23, 2016 – no school for students, staff will report
If additional emergency days are called, the give-back days will be removed in the following order: May 2, June 22, May 27, June 23.
The Global Day of Design At East Side April 26th
What is the Global Day of Design all about?
Students need to make, build, and tinker. The Global Day of Design is one-day that focuses on using the Design Thinking process in school. Our goal for the Global Day of Design is to inspire a transformation in schools around the world to incorporate design into an every day practice with our students.
Check out the website here: http://globaldayofdesign.com/ Parents can even try some of the lessons to extend this experience at home. How fun!
What's coming up!
- 4/18/2016: Operation Safe Child Pictures
- 4/18/2016: 4th Quarter Begins
- 4/20/2016: East Side UPK Spring Concert 6:00p.m.
- 4/22/2016: 30 Week Report Cards Mailed Home
- 4/28/2016: Spring Pictures and Cap and Gown Picutres
- 4/29/2016: No School for Students
- 5/2/2016: School is Closed
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