Dear K-6 Families,
Our third grade will be hosting a K-6 nonpartisan Election Day on Nov. 3rd. We will be discussing how voting is our voice. Our students will be voting on a special dessert of ice cream sandwiches or brownies.
Below are a few suggestions from the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) on “How to Find Teachable Moments” amid the election season. Read the full article here.
How to Help Students Open Up
- In households with multiple children, have one child say to the other, “I’d like to understand your point of view. Please tell me more how you have come to that belief.”
- When a family member is speaking, don’t interrupt.
- Avoid arguments, try to actively listen and hear.
- Ask the family members to repeat back what they heard the other person say.
- Have your family keep trying to work through the discussion until the speaker feels that the listener has heard what was actually said, free of interpretation or added spin.
At this unusual time when we are missing the daily interactions and conversations in the hallways, communication between the teacher and parent is more important than ever. Please check your child’s Friday Note every week for any upcoming events and to find out what your child is learning. Friday Notes can be found in Blackbaud in the homeroom class. Parents can also find pictures, as well. If you should have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher.
Head of K-6