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Back to School 2020
It's been a journeyUploaded Dec 15, 2020 to COVID-19 School Information
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This 2 minute video for caregivers features Elk Ridge Elementary School Office Manager Kim Cutright sharing about disappointment.Uploaded May 05, 2020
We are all having a lot of big emotions right now, that is normal and OK!
With this pandemic, we are not able to do many things we were really looking forward to like the end of a sports season, prom, graduation, or job opportunity.
We had dreams of how things would be and it is so disappointing to not be able to have those dreams realized.
When you feel disappointed, you can shift your focus to being kind to others or doing a hobby. It won’t make all the disappointment go away but it will definitely help.
We are all going to get through this together!
Challenge: When you feel disappointment this week, try to do one kind act for someone or get into a hobby. Notice how this impacts how you feel.
This 2 minute video for families features Glacier Middle School 6th Grader Miles Birklid and teacher Amy Birklid sharing about routine.Uploaded May 28, 2020
We know how hard it is to do schooling online at home!
Kids fight it sometimes, but their brains love structure. Try using a checklist.
Short sustained focus: one strategy is set a timer for different tasks and take lots of breaks.
Try different ways of doing things, there is not one right way.
If nothing else, READ!
Challenge: Think about the routine you have tried so far, what is working for your family and what is not? Revise the plan and be flexible!
Emotion Coaching: Raising Emotionally Intelligent Children
Here you will find parenting tips taken from Emotion Coaching, developed by Drs. John & Julie Gottman. Jonathan Andrus, the School Counselor at Elk Ridge Elementary, will be breaking down Emotion Coaching concepts that will create more opportunities to build connections with your children during emotional moments and build your child's emotional intelligence. For more information on Emotion Coaching, please visit gottman.com or read "Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child" by John Gottman.Uploaded Sep 15, 2020 to COVID-19 School Information
Perfection - Caregiver
This 2 minute video for caregivers features Elk Ridge Elementary School Principal Nina Markey sharing about perfectionism.Uploaded May 21, 2020
Distance learning is hard and you might be feeling defeated.
You may think other families have it “all together” and are playing the comparison game.
Perfectionism is holding ourselves to an unattainable perfect standard, this is not a time for perfection! It is hard to not feel like you have control over things.
Doing the best you can is good enough!
It’s OK if you or your student don’t know something, you are not alone in that. Reach out to your school! We want to help.
Challenge: Don’t feel like you need to do everything alone, when you are struggling this week reach out for help! Try to drop that expectation for perfection in that moment.
- 00:32 Levy Video Thank You Featured Uploaded Feb 13, 2020
Being a Bucket Filler
This 3 minute video for students features Wilkeson Elementary School Counselor Carla Burgi sharing about being a bucket filler.Uploaded May 06, 2020
We each have an invisible bucket inside of us. When we are having hard emotions like feeling sad, our bucket feels low and when we feel happy, our bucket level feels high.
We have the power to help fill up other people’s buckets. We can do something kind, be helpful, say something nice; all these things make others happier.
The cool thing is when we fill up someone else’s bucket, it doesn’t take anything from ours but rather ours gets fuller too!
Scientists have researched this and we know it is true, our brain chemicals and physical health change when we are kind to others.
Challenge: Be a bucket filler this week! Think of something you can do for someone else, it can be small! Notice how the other person reacts but also notice how it impacts how you feel.
If you are interested in the books that inspired this post, check out “How Full Is Your Bucket?” by Donald Cliffton and Tom Rath and “How Full is Your Bucket? For Kids” by Mary Reckmeyer and Tom Rath