2011 - 2012
Sharing, Caring, and Getting Along #3
Welcome to the third article in the series, Caring, Sharing, and Getting Along. This column is written by our social worker and student support leader, Mrs. Martsch. She works with each of our classes on a regular basis, teaching social skills and strategies for working with and getting along with others.
The first two articles introduced families to the building’s Bully-Prevention program called SWAT. This is short for: Stop, Walk Away and Talk to an adult.
Last week we gave a short test to every student to assess understanding of the SWAT behavior expectations. We are excited to report that 88% of students knew what to do to keep safe in situations where they or others were not being treated with respect!
The three questions included:
Q: What should you do if someone is not treating you with respect?
A: Show your stop sign, walk away, if it continues tell an adult.
Q: What should you do if someone tells you to stop?
A: Stop, breathe and leave the area.
Q: What should you do if you see someone who is not respecting another student?
A: Use your stop sign, remind them to use their stop sign, help them walk away, if it continues tell an adult.
How you can help OVER THE SUMMER:
~ Review these expectations with your child. Practice situations with your child when he would Stop, Walk Away and Talk to an adult.
~ Have conversations about Internet Safety and Cyber-Bullying. Visit Mrs. Martsch’s home page @ http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/teachers/cmartsch
There you will find links for Internet Safety; games, district curriculum and parent resources.
Wishing all Sandburg Families a relaxing and safe summer!