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Enos Elementary School

524 Elliott Ave
Springfield, IL 62702

Decision-Making & Impulse Control

Apr 15, 2020 Sometimes we forget to THINK before we ACT and it can get us into trouble.   When we act without thinking, it is called acting on impulse.  An impulse is an urge or desire to do or say something.  It's normal to have these urges, but sometimes we have to control them or else we end up hurting ourselves or others.   Think about a time that you said or did something without really thinking it through first. READ MORE

Connecting with Others

Mar 30, 2020 Social distancing can get pretty lonely at times, especially for kids.  There are some pretty clever ideas floating around on the internet about how to have face to face time without putting yourself or others at risk.  I have used Zoom, Google Meets, and Facetime to talk with parents and students.  Mrs. Joyner has used the old fashioned way of sending letters by mail.  What ways have you reached out to friends and/or loved ones during this time?    

Social Skills/Emotional Regulation

Mar 20, 2020 I have used our Everyday Speech account to share resources with Enos parents.   It's so simple to create an account.  Use this link and get started! All you need is your name and an email address.  Once your account is set up, you can access the SAVED VIDEOS, INTERACTIVE GAMES, and WORKSHEETS that I've selected for your child.   https://slp.everydayspeech.com/saved-lists/H3yIPcBqu0

The Frustration Triangle: Name it, Tame it, Reframe it

Mar 18, 2020 Tension can run a bit high with all that is going on in our world right now.  Social distancing is critical right now so I am following the guidelines with my family.  However, it can be a bit frustrating to have to stay inside all day.  The simple act of getting together with close friends and family is not in the cards right now and it's difficult for kids to understand.   So, I try this approach to address their concerns and frustrations. READ MORE

Boredom Busters

Mar 17, 2020 My family is staying inside and not going out unless necessary.  I did make a quick trip to Wal-Mart at 6 a.m. to get boardgames and puzzles today.  We brought out a SCRABBLE game that we've never played before.  How are you spending your time at home?

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