Things are starting to feel “normal” here at Riebli. We had our first fire drill. It was so cute. Yes, a fire drill was cute. This was not planned, but it was class color day on fire drill day. The blacktop looks like a rainbow and it made me smile. Our Kindergarteners experienced their first fire drill too. They were so good.
Students are also experiencing some of the struggles that come with in person school. The first week is over and the friendship issues, emotions of being away from home, and academic challenges are coming out. Our Friday assembly feature’s Mr. Cooper talking about 2 Tools to help us calm our brains so we can make good choices. It would be benefitable for parents to talk to their students about these tools. Watch the video! Modeling for them these tools when you feel frustrated is a great tool.
My three year old is in the middle of the horrible, terrible, no good threes! Remember this??? He can get bossy (No clue where he gets that from 😉). I will pull out my “Measuring tape” and breathe before interacting with hi m. At first, I would get “Mama, what’s that?” “Why is Mama doing that?” Now, he sees me start “Pulling out my measuring tape” and he says “Mama needs to breathe, Jasper needs to Breathe.” He takes his hands and does the tape and says “All better.” Now, it doesn’t always work, but he stops for a minute (and then I can breathe and make good choices 😉).
Thank you for your patience with pick up. It is so important that you DO NOT COME EARLY! Arriving on time is prefect (I was raise that early is on time and on time is late, so I understand how this concept can be challenging). We love all the parents walking to pick up! We encourage this! Park across the street, say “HI” to Grammy Joy and get some steps in!
Enjoy your weekend!