Welcome to 5th Grade! I've been having so much fun seeing our returning students and getting to know our new kiddos. I get to teach Social Emotional Learning to all of your students every week this year, rather than every other week. Meaning that we will get to cover so much more. I am also hoping to provide regular updates on what we are covering in lessons so that you can support your kiddos at home with common language and practice. For the first few weeks of school, students have been working on their Hopes, Dreams and Goals. Each student has been working hard, coming up with:
- A Hope, something they are wanting to have happen this year, ie- I hope we can go on a fieldtrip
- A Dream, a really big hope that could one day come truth, ie- my dream is to become an Astronaut
- Two Goals, one social emotional goal, where students choose if they want to focus on the social (ie- I want to make two new friends this year) or their emotional management (ie- I want to learn how to calm down when I am upset) and a personal goal, something they want to accomplish and are willing to work for this year.
Some of your students did this same activity last year so they can compare those hopes, dreams and goals to see how they have grown. These Hopes, Dreams and Goals will be posted in the hallway outside the lunchroom.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
-Kate Kanin email@example.com