Tag: elementary school
It's magical and a mile marker -- in your child's life and yours. Beth and Emily -- and a few call-in friends -- share some secrets they wish they knew before the big kindergarten year. Take a listen!
We try to buy interesting, but not trendy, backpack patterns since these will last a little longer than one school year. May I suggest dark colors to hide the myriad of spills, markers, and ground crayons that will be absorbed? Similarly, get the good folders and the real pencils.
You're in luck! In this episode, Beth and Emily chat with the wonderful Chalna, who we've dubbed the "best elementary school mom ever." And what makes her so great? You'll just have to take a listen to hear her six rules and all her hilarious antics.
I've felt the jitters and excitement of walking into the doors the very first morning, finding the kindergarten hall; I've beamed with pride when we've walked through those doors feeling more comfortable, more at home. But I've learned that it doesn't just have to be kindergarten drop-off that gets you teary-eyed. Seeing those stairs to the third grade hall ripped my heart in half.
Solution: GO GET SOME DANG GROWNUPS for lunch and recess. Put them EVERYWHERE. Call them “social skills ambassadors” or something else fancy.
Because humans aren’t perfect and children can’t possibly know what they haven’t been taught, it is entirely plausible that even the best kids are unknowing contributors to the bullying problem at large. THIS is the secret spot where the solution lives.