We survived the chaos of the first day without any casualties and I’d like to thank…
- The students for their smiles and laughter,
- The parents for their patience and support,
- The faculty and staff for making sure that everyone learned and stayed safe,
- Mr. and Mrs. Shaver for volunteering in the lunch room,
- Fr. Jason for inspiring our faith at Mass, and…
- Gemma for patrolling the grounds and making sure that no snacks went left unchecked!
St. Paul Panthers are the best and we are looking forward to an amazing year!
It is hard to believe that this is the last week of school! I’m sure your kids have made some great memories this year and are excited for summer! I wanted to share an article on transitioning from school to summer. It is the first link below. Take a look!
The second link has some PeaceBuilder activities you can use. Check out these resources by clicking on the second link! Encourage your kids to continue being PeaceBuilders throughout the summer and enjoy the break!!! 🙂
Have you filled a bucket today? Being a PeaceBuilder is the same thing as being a Bucket Filler! We are called to be kind to one another. Take a look at the activities below. 🙂
I wanted to share a great article about how to teach kids self-regulation skills at home. When kids learn to become more self-aware and able to regulate feelings, they are able to be more successful. Take a look at the article below!
How about an inspiring story on this Monday? Take a look at the link below. Stay positive, treat one another with kindness, and keep moving forward! 🙂
Books are great ways to tell stories and share inspiring lessons. Are you interested in some great books for your kids? Below is a list of books on different topics from motivation to kindness. Take a look!
It is very important to know the difference between bullying and conflict. Learn the differences below as well as ways to respond.
BULLYING VS. CONFLICT
- Repeated (happens regularly)
- Intentional (on purpose)
- Imbalance of power (person has a difficult time making the behavior stop)
- Equal balance of Power
- Usually a disagreement or different point of views
- Both want the issue to be resolved
- Normal part of life
How to Respond to Bullying:
- Report it to a trusted adult right away.
- Surround yourself with friends.
- Focus on your strengths.
- Speak up for yourself.
- Do not respond to the bullying behaviors.
- Stay away from the person.
How to Resolve Conflict:
- Conflict is normal and is an equal disagreement between people
- To resolve a conflict:
- Cool down
- Describe the conflict in your own words and what caused it
- Describe your feelings from the conflict
- Listen while the other person is talking
- Brainstorm solutions to the conflict
- Try your solution; If it doesn’t work try another
Since we are starting standardized testing this week, I thought it would be helpful to post some positive test-taking skills. These are taken from a book I would recommend for kids called, “Tyler Tames the Testing Tiger.” Make sure your reinforce to your kids to stay calm and just try their best. Good luck!
Test-Taking Tips & Strategies:
- Get plenty of rest each night
- Eat a good breakfast
- Have a positive attitude
- Relax…don’t fret
- Listen carefully and follow directions
- Think before you answer
- Read directions and questions carefully
- Don’t rush…work at a middle speed
- Check over your work when finished
- Don’t expect to know every answer