April 16, 2020

Hi Everyone,

Mrs. Zinck has posted another music class for students to enjoy. Children are encouraged to sing along and have some fun with her.

Several parents have mentioned that their children are especially emotional this week. It is a sad time for many as they are missing the routines of school, are feeling isolated at home/lonely because they can’t visit with friends/family members, and some are lacking motivation to complete “at home” learning assignments. This is normal. It’s ok. Emotions are big at the moment. Developmentally children often don’t have the words to articulate their thoughts. Instead you will see anger, refusals, tears, tiredness, arguments, frustration and boredom.

Although I don’t have any answers that will solve this, I am always available to chat with your child. Just ask. I’ve linked two read alouds I’m Happy-Sad Today and The Way I Feel that may allow your child to find ways to talk about how he/she is feeling. Listening to these stories together may be a way to start a conversation about what is happening and how it is affecting your child.

Until tomorrow,

Mrs. Callaghan

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