New from the Nest - 12/3


We've done it! We've made it to December and the next few weeks will certainly be filled with learning and fun, but I wanted to take a moment to share the IB attribute and attitude and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) competency that we will be focused on this month. 

The IB Learner Profile Attribute for the Month of December is "Open-Minded." This week we will focus on the attitude "Curiosity." Talk to your kids about what that means to them and keep the dialogue going at home.

We will focus on the SEL Competency "Responsible Decision-Making." Responsible decision-making enables our students to keep in mind multiple factors, such as ethics, standards, respect, and safety concerns, when making their decisions. This competency includes students’ capacity to identify problems and develop appropriate solutions to those problems, whether they are social or academic problems.

Our SEL Book for December is "We’re All Wonders Not So Different" by R.J. Palacio.  With a spare, powerful text and striking, richly imagined illustrations, Palacio shows young readers what it’s like to live in Auggie’s world - a world in which he feels like any other kid, but he’s not always seen that way. This book taps into every child’s longing to belong, and to be seen for who they truly are. It’s the perfect way for families and educators to talk about empathy and kindness with young children.

We hope you have a wonderful start to a typical busy month for everyone and that you are able enjoy this season with your families!

Mrs. Lawrence  (on Twitter @BoltonPrincipal)