Practicing Safety Skills

In guidance this cycle, 3rd through 5th grade students are being encouraged to act as role models of safety when here at SIS and in the larger community. Students are reminded of safety rules and expectations, and then are practicing their skills through the development of skits in groups that are later performed in front of their class.

Later in the year, we will talk further about internet safety, as our Grades 3-5 are involved deeply in our eLearning initiative. We should all work as a team of educators and parents to continue supporting our students with appropriate internet, app, and device usage.

Please contact me or your homeroom teacher for any resources (also, look at my Resources section here!) on internet usage in children. Age-appropriate use of gaming, devices, and apps should be highly monitored as our students are learning about their devices and their educational power.

Learning Safety at SIS!

Our Kindergarten to Grade 2 students are currently learning and practicing how to be safe at SIS. They’re being introduced to basic transitioning rules (crossing streets, listening to TAs/teachers, keeping hands/feet to oneself), “Stranger Danger,” and “critter” procedures (snakes, stray cats/dogs, geckos, mice). They are practicing their newly learned skills through answering scenario questions, as well as playing a “snake game.”

Please encourage your students to use their critical thinking skills to solve problems and stay safe at SIS and in the larger community. It’s a group effort to enhance our learners’ use of their skills!