Hello Ms. Ivonne! Thank you for asking, I had a nice time with the family at the park.
Of course, I have some time and I'd love to know how she's doing at school.
Hi Mrs. Simmons. It's great to see you! I hope you enjoyed a relaxing weekend!
I was wondering if you have a minute to talk about Heather. I'd like to discuss a couple of things I've noticed recently.
She's a smart student but sometimes she reacts with anger when things don't go her way. She's been pushing friends on the line or disrupting while whole group lessons
Something I have tried with her is explaining she could choose to act differently when she feels someone is bothering her. Using her words instead of punches, choose a different seat or ignore distractions are some examples
Oh no... She has always been impulsive but I didn't know she behaved like this at school
Thank you for letting me know. She is an only child so I wouldn't know how to apply this at home.
Don't worry. Another strategy I have tried is asking her to seat next to me and I assign her a job in the class, like setting up the materials for the activity or write on the board as we have our lesson.
Maybe you can try something similar at home with her. Assign her certain responsibilities to make her feel helpful
Please let me know if there's anything else I could do to help about her behavior in class
I think that might be a good idea, thank you! I will try that for sure.
Actually, I wanted to ask you about the activities Heather enjoys during her free time. What is something she really likes or is good at? I'd really like to incorporate some of those elements into her school life
That sounds great! Whenever she needs to calm down, offering her time for free drawing might be a good alternative.
Well, she really enjoys drawing and I think she is great at it. She likes art and she spends time at home with art projects, she says it makes her feel good.
You have to know she is very organized and very determined. If we can help her manage her anger issues I think she can become a leader in our class!
I will make sure to implement new activities according to her interests, I'd like to engage Heather and encourage her to participate more. I think that will help her improve her attitude.
Thank you so much Ms. Ivonne, I think we can help Heather more after our talk.
I really appreciate it Ms. Ivonne. Thank you for the talk and the ideas!
Make sure to check our Twitter account to follow the activities we will be having in the classroom. I will be posting about the new strategies we talked about!
I will be communicating via email to let you know about Heather's progress during next week. Have a nice day!