Social/emotional learning is an extremely important part of a child’s educational experience. It includes goal-setting, problem solving, working effectively in groups, building positive relationships, taking others’ perspectives, respecting others and appreciating differences. From Morning Meeting, which builds confidence, a sense of community, and listening skills, to sharing a book with a friend to discuss a story, which builds mutual respect and turn-taking, to asking someone to join in at recess, we are proud of the rich ways that second graders are growing socially and emotionally each day. We have been busy discussing our “Hopes and Dreams” in each second grade class so please look for the display next week when you visit the classrooms.
We hope all of you who celebrated Rosh Hashanah yesterday enjoyed a wonderful holiday. Happy New Year!