THE POWER OF PLAY
Superintendent Wayne Weber
“It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.” -Leo F. Buscaglia
On Monday, March 18, the School Board, Administrative Team, and those attending the board meeting partook in a presentation by Rosendale Primary teacher Amanda Kinyon and some of her 4K friends. The presentation focused on the power of play. As part of the presentation, Mrs. Kinyon briefly presented some resources supporting the importance of play. After that, we were able to participate with the 4K students in a variety of modes of play. To be honest, it was one of my favorite board meetings. Not that all board meetings aren’t fun, but it is hard to beat the enthusiasm and energy of kindergarten students!
Raising Caring Kids: Solving Problems With Other People
Most children need adult guidance to help them manage conflict until they develop their own problem-solving skills. The way adults respond to children’s conﬂicts can help or harm their ability to improve these skills. Parents and other caring adults can help children manage conflict by approaching it as a shared problem that can be solved by understanding all points of view and ﬁnding solutions that everyone can accept. Use this resource to identify and practice strategies to guide your child through a conflict.