Posted Date: 11/09/2020
Our word of the month for November is Empathy. We will be talking about the meaning of Empathy, and how we can show empathy to others. Learning happens best when it is done both at school and at home. Here are some ways you can help your child continue to learn about the theme of empathy through reading about it, talking about it and practicing it. We will begin this topic at school and I hope your family will enjoy it just as much.
Help your child practice considering the needs of others. When you are watching TV or reading books, ask your child what he/she thinks the characters are feeling, and what they might need in that situation. What could you say or do to help that person?
Talk about it:
Here are some discussion points to help you talk about empathy with your child:
What does it mean to be empathetic and why is it important?
Is it easy or difficult for you to have empathy for others?
Tell me about a time when you were empathetic towards someone else.
Tell me about a time when someone else was empathetic towards you.
What would the world be like if people considered the feelings of others more often?
How can you tell how someone else may be feeling?
How can you tell what someone else may need?
Read about it:
Here are some books to help you learn more about empathy:
Hey, Little Ant by Hannah and Phillip Hoose
What’s Wrong with Timmy? By Maria Shriver
Everyone by Christopher Silas Neal
The Journey by Francesca Sanna
Also, this week 3-5 will be visiting Mrs. Page’s class. Students will be writing greeting cards to our military. We will, also, be discussing career goals. Be sure to ask your child what their career interests are!!