How to get others to listen to you

It’s not too rare in 4th and 5th grade to come upon some students that are having a bad time and really wish other people knew about it. This usually involves the students talking, discussing, arguing, shouting, yelling, or name-calling in an effort to express their feelings.

What we adults know is that that method usually creates more problems than it solves. But we also know that even adults are tempted to speak harshly or lash out when we feel we have been wronged.

Love and Logic has a great, simple suggestion for boosting the chance that other people will listen to you. Phrase your concern like this:

“I’d like to share what I’ve been hearing and get your thoughts.”

This method gets the concern discussed without putting anyone on the hot seat. No one feels defensive, so the topic will get discussed and probably resolved.

This would probably solve a lot of problems for people that go to elementary school, or for anyone that has ever attended one.

The rest of the article is worth a read.

Originally posted 2018-09-06 17:22:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Class activities for Monday, June 10

We learned about credit cards today, how to use them wisely, how to pay them off in full each month, and how dangerous they can be if people buy more than they can afford.

We also learned about the dangers of tobacco today. Here’s a video that shows how contaminated a person’s lungs can get from smoking a pack a day for a month.

How Smoking 30 PACKS of Cigarettes Wrecks Your Lungs ● You Must See This !

This shows smoking a pack a day for 30 days! That’s 600 cigarettes! Same experiment VAPING for a month https://youtu.be/zFyUlBpy5gU Same experiment with WEED for a month https://youtu.be/D1U4tkxIfG4 If you are seriously trying to get off deadly cigarettes, you should try Vaping. 95% harm reduction.

Beyond the health concerns, we calculated how much money is wasted on cigarettes. A person smoking a pack a day would spend…

  • …about $200 a month.
  • …about $2200 a year.
  • …about $30,000 in 10 years.

If that person invested that $200 a month instead of buying cigarettes, they would have $36,000 after 10 years, and almost a MILLION dollars after 40 years! Smoking kills health and bank accounts.

Notes:

  • Important Dates
    • 5th Grade Farewell Program, June 13, 9 am – 12 pm. Students, wear something nice!
    • Waterpark Field Trip, June 14, 10 am – 3 pm. We need one more chaperone to drive students to the park. Can you help?
  • Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.
  • View grades, assignments, and attendance at JupiterGrades.

Our Mission:
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 6th grade.

Class activities for Friday, June 7

Today was field day!

We also talked about the dangers of inhalants, how they affect someone’s body, and how to avoid them.

Notes:

  • Important Dates
    • Last day to turn in graded work, June 7
    • 5th Grade Farewell Program, June 13, 9 am – 12 pm.
    • Waterpark Field Trip, June 14, 10 am – 3 pm. We need one more chaperone to drive students to the park. Can you help?
  • Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.
  • View grades, assignments, and attendance at JupiterGrades.

Our Mission:
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 6th grade.

Class activities for Thursday, June 6

Spelling: None today.

Cursive: There are no more cursive assignments this year.

Reading: We read books from the Epic library. You can purchase a summer subscription to Epic for $3. That will give your student plenty of books to read. They can read on a tablet or their chromebook, and can even download books to read in the car. Use code SUMMER19 (expires June 11) to get the summer for $3.

Writing: Students worked on publishing their novel today. We will start the cover design next week.

Math: We worked on converting customary units today. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy. Final math grades are due Saturday, so this is the final week to complete unfinished math skills.

Science: We have completed science for the year.

Social Studies: We talked saving money in a bank that will pay interest, and to save money as soon as you get it. We also learned that Americans aren’t always smart with money:

  • Only about half of Americans give to charity
  • About 80% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, because…
  • Only about 30% of Americans save at least 10% of their check, and,
  • Only about 30% of Americans have an emergency fund.
  • Americans owe $4 trillion in debt and the average credit card balance is $4,000, which will take 30 years to pay off and $10,000 in interest if only paying the minimum payment.

Here’s a Parent Guide to see what we’ve been learning about money.

Notes:

  • Important Dates
    • Library books due May 31
    • Last day to turn in graded work, June 7
    • Field Day, June 7
    • 5th Grade Farewell Program, June 13, 9 am – 12 pm.
    • Waterpark Field Trip, June 14, 10 am – 3 pm. We need one more chaperone to drive students to the park. Can you help?
  • Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.
  • View grades, assignments, and attendance at JupiterGrades.

Our Mission:
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 6th grade.

Class activities for Wednesday, June 5

Spelling: None today.

Cursive: There are no more cursive assignments this year.

Reading: We read books from the Epic library. You can purchase a summer subscription to Epic for $3. That will give your student plenty of books to read. They can read on a tablet or their chromebook, and can even download books to read in the car. Use code SUMMER19 (expires June 11) to get the summer for $3.

Writing: Students worked publishing their novel today.

Math: We worked on converting metric units today. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy. Final math grades are due Saturday, so this is the final week to complete unfinished math skills.

Science: We have completed science for the year.

Social Studies: We talked writing a written budget, making sure not to spend more than you earn, about how to “pay yourself first” by saving 10% of all money you bring in, and about how to save money by buying used cars, not new or leased ones.

Notes:

  • Important Dates
    • Library books due May 31
    • Last day to turn in graded work, June 7
    • Field Day, June 7
    • 5th Grade Farewell Program, June 13, 9 am – 12 pm.
    • Waterpark Field Trip, June 14, 10 am – 3 pm. We need one more chaperone to drive students to the park. Can you help?
  • Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.
  • View grades, assignments, and attendance at JupiterGrades.

Our Mission:
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 6th grade.