In lieu of lessons on responsibility in third grade, we spent the month of April focusing on how to manage stress and anxiety, particularly as it pertains to test taking. Though we geared our discussion toward test taking, we also discussed other circumstances when these tools/strategies might be useful, such as before a big event such as a performance or competition, or whenever our body starts to display signs of stress. Some strategies we discussed included visualizing, muscle relaxation, deep breathing and positive self talk.
As a reminder, the 2018-2019 Class Placement Parent Input Form is currently available for you to provide input about your child’s personality and learning style for next year. Our intent is for each student to be set up for success academically, emotionally, and socially. Please refrain from making specific friend and/or teacher requests, as they will NOT be honored. This form is completely optional and certainly not necessary. However, it is an opportunity for parents to provide input on the best learning environment for their child if they feel inclined. All parent input is due next Friday, May 11, 2018.