Whale Watch News February 3, 2020
February 4th at 7:00 – District Spelling Bee
February 7th at 10:00 – 5th grade DARE Graduation
February 17th – Snow Make-Up Day
February 20th at 5:30 – PTA Meeting
Learning about Conscious Discipline
The Power of Perception
On the Conscious Discipline website, there is a webinar to learn more about the Power of Perception.
Our perception of others and situations dictates how we respond. Holding the perception children who talk back are disrespectful will trigger one response, while seeing the child in the moment as needing help with social skills will elicit another response. How do we get these perceptions and is it possible to change them?
Healthy relationships require we own our own upset. Becoming consciously aware of our triggers allows us to practice composure and change our perceptions. In discipline situations our perception determines whether we punish and blame the child or teach new skills. When we are triggered into an emotional state, we can actively calm yourself, choose a new perception and respond in a helpful way rather than react from old unhealthy pre-programmed messages.
1st place - Cooper Smith
2nd place – Samantha Gali
3rd place – Melvin Martinez
4th place – Isabelle Christescu
School Climate and Connectedness Family Survey
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