Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:47

Perspective Taking

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Perspective Taking is the ability to consider a situation from a different point of view. It is the ability to look beyond your view point and consider how someone else may think or feel about a situation. You need to be able to put yourself in another person’s position and imagine how they might feel, think, or act. In order to be successful at perspective taking, you must have empathy for the other person and realize that there are many correct perspectives for one situation. Below you will find resources you can use at home to help teach this important skill to your child. 

Resources for Young Children:

Information:

Understanding Perspective Taking

https://sociallyskilledkids.com/perspective-taking/

Components of Perspective Taking

https://empatico.org/activity-plan/perspective-taking

How to Teach Perspective Taking to Children

https://www.speechandlanguagekids.com/how-to-teach-perspective-talking-to-children/

Activities:

One Super Simple Activity to Teach Perspective Taking Skills to Kids

https://www.andnextcomesl.com/2019/05/perspective-taking-activity.html

Videos:

The Tale of Two Beasts: An Adorable Story About Different Perspectives

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCkOocQGtDU

How to Teach Perspective -Kid Lessons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0ELa3c001o

Perspective Taking 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqz7UcCgbLA

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

5 Ways to Help Teens Think Beyond Themselves

https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/five_ways_to_help_teens_think_beyond_themselves

Activities:

How to Teach Perspective Taking to Children

https://www.speechandlanguagekids.com/how-to-teach-perspective-talking-to-children/

Understanding Perception Differences 

https://creducation.net/resources/perception_checking/Understanding_Perception_Differences_OCDRM.pdf

What Do You See 

https://creducation.net/resources/perception_checking/What_Do_You_See_Activity_OCDRCM.pdf

Videos:

What Are Perspectives

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_7fNAd5FXg

Same Situation, Different Perspectives

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAx8SMUa5JU

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:47

Restitution

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Restitution provides a way for children to “pay back” their mistakes. It can be a helpful way to teach children the importance of treating others and property with respect. When children make mistakes, they should acknowledge their wrong choice and think of a way to fix it. The restitution should be directly related to their incorrect behavior. The focus should be on fixing the damaged property or relationship rather than punishment. 

Below you will find resources you can use at home to help teach this important skill to your child. 

Resources for Young Children:

Information:

Use Restitution to Discipline Your Child

https://www.verywellfamily.com/how-to-use-restitution-to-discipline-your-child-1094755

What to do When Your Child is Not Kind

https://www.readbrightly.com/what-to-do-when-your-child-is-not-kind/ 

How to Help Your Kids Make Amends for Mistakes

https://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/850479/help-your-kids-learn-to-make-amends-for-mistakes/amp/

Activities:

Making Amends for Kids

https://ggia.berkeley.edu/practice/making_amends_for_kids

Videos:

It’s Okay to Make Mistakes 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLVYtfqSsK0

What to Do After Making a Mistake pt. 7

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqjXLXfkS6Q

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

Restitution for Parents

https://realrestitution.com/restitution-for-parents/

Activities:

Restitution Script for Parents

https://www.esd.ca/Programs/Restitution/Documents/Restitution%20Scripts%20for%20Parents%20and%20Teachers.docx

Videos:

What to Do After Making a Mistake pt. 7

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqjXLXfkS6Q

The Most Effective Form of Discipline

https://www.kidsinthehouse.com/preschooler/behavior-and-discipline/effective-discipline/the-most-effective-form-of-discipline

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:46

Assertiveness

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Assertiveness is a healthy way of communicating. It is a calm, clear, direct and respectful way of stating what you want, need or how you feel about something. Being assertive is the most effective way to communicate. However, it can be difficult to master. Many people communicate in less effective ways, such as passive, aggressive, or even passive-aggressive. These are inefficient because passive communication is often unclear and aggressive communication can come off as mean or hurtful. When we communicate assertively, we are more likely to get our needs met by those around us. Below you will find resources you can use at home to help teach this important skill to your child. 

Resources for Young Children:

Information:

Building Assertiveness: How to Help Your Quiet Child Speak Up

https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/building-assertiveness-how-to-help-your-quiet-child-speak-up

5 Key Steps for Raising Assertive Kids

https://biglifejournal.com/blogs/blog/how-to-raise-assertive-child

10 Steps for Teaching Your Kids How to be Assertive

https://afineparent.com/strong-kids/how-to-be-assertive.html

Activities:

4 Playful Activities to Help Children Develop Assertiveness

http://www.momentsaday.com/help-children-develop-assertiveness/

9 Assertiveness Activities

http://preventingbullying.promoteprevent.org/9-assertiveness-actitivies

Videos:

Learn to Communicate Assertively

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ-e5Q4vhsk

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

What is Assertiveness?

https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/assertive.html#:~:text=Assertiveness%20is%20a%20healthy%20way,that%20is%20honest%20and%20respectful.&text=Being%20assertive%20doesn't%20come,style%20that%20is%20too%20aggressive.

Assertiveness

https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/assertive.html

Activities:

4 Social/Emotional Skills You Can Easily Practice with Teens

https://nobelcoaching.com/emotional-skills/

Assertiveness Games and Activities

https://blog.trainerswarehouse.com/assertiveness-games-activities

Videos:
5 Tips to Make Assertive Communication Easier and More Effective

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlwmfiCb-vc

Thursday, 04 June 2020 09:13

I need help with AcyMailing

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Weekly AcyMailing updates is the correct Answer!   

Updating Acymailing lists just takes a minute and it insures that all your parents that are on myWeber are getting emails from you and your school.

 

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Thursday, 04 June 2020 09:13

Semester AcyMailing Updates

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Weekly AcyMailing updates is the correct Answer!   

Updating Acymailing lists just takes a minute and it insures that all your parents that are on myWeber are getting emails from you and your school.

 

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Thursday, 04 June 2020 08:37

Monthly AcyMailing Updates

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Weekly AcyMailing updates is the correct Answer!

Updating Acymailing lists just takes a minute and it insures that all your parents that are on myWeber are getting emails from you and your school.

 

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Thursday, 04 June 2020 08:34

Weekly AcyMailing updates

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Weekly AcyMailing updates is the correct Answer!   Keep up the great work!

Updating Acymailing lists just takes a minute and it insures that all your parents that are on myWeber are getting emails from you and your school.

 

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Wednesday, 06 May 2020 09:53

Dear Colleagues Letters

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The U.S. Department of Education archived Dear Colleague Letters can be found at: https://www2.ed.gov/print/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201104.html Note as of October 2, 2017, The U.S. Department of Education has withdrawn 72 guidance documents as part of the federal administration’s efforts to do away with “unnecessary regulatory burdens.” Most of the rescinded documents are in the form of Dear Colleague letters:

  • 9 were originally issued by the Rehabilitation Services Administration and addressed the Rehabilitation Act;
  • 63 were originally issued by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and addressed aspects of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
  • The most recently issued (and now rescinded) guidance was from 2014; the majority of the guidance documents were originally issued in the 1990s and 2000s. The list of rescinded guidance includes a brief description of why each document was rescinded.
  • Find the list of the 72 guidance documents that have been withdrawn, at: https://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/reg/eo13777/eo13777-osers-outdated-guidance-list-reasons-20171020.pdf  
Friday, 01 May 2020 13:08

ACT 2020 Information

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Upcoming National Test Dates:

  • September 12, 2020 - Registration Deadline: August 14, 2020 (Late Registration Deadline: August 28, 2020)

  • October 24, 2020 - Registration Deadline: September 18, 2020 (Late Registration Deadline: October 2, 2020)

Between August 12-14, 2020, you will receive a mailing containing an ACT Voucher Letter and your student's individual ACT voucher. You may also receive an email from your school's principal or delegate with school-specific instructions. Further information can be found by exploring the content in the buttons below and on the ACT website (my.act.org). If you have further questions or need support registering, please contact either your school's ACT administrator or Sheri Heiter ().

 

Voucher Testing Information ACT Voucher Letter School ACT Administrators

ACT Registration Site School ACT Codes 

 

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*NOTE: When completing the online registration, please be sure not to answer any questions regarding religious affiliation or parental income. Also, students should opt "no" on the Educational Opportunity Service. This practice is in accordance with USBE Board Rule.

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 12:26

Kindergarten Round-up

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Kindergarten Registration

ALL KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP MEETINGS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

The Weber School District has scheduled spring Round-up/Registration for next year’s Kindergarten students.  The parent and the child should both attend the Round-up/Registration session.  This session will last approximately one hour.  Any child whose fifth birthday falls before September 2, 2020 may enter Kindergarten at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.

 

Kindergarten Round-Up/Registration Dates ---- 2020-2021

Bates Wednesday, April 8, 2020 POSTPONED  
Burch Creek Wednesday, March 25, 2020 POSTPONED  
Country View Wednesday, March 25, 2020 POSTPONED  
Farr West Wednesday, April 15, 2020 POSTPONED  
Freedom Wednesday, April 8, 2020 POSTPONED  
Green Acres Wednesday, March 25, 2020 POSTPONED  
H. Guy Child Wednesday, April 8, 2020 POSTPONED  
Hooper Wednesday, March 25, 2020 POSTPONED  
Kanesville Wednesday, March 25, 2020 POSTPONED  
Lakeview Wednesday, April 8, 2020 POSTPONED  
Lomond View Wednesday, April 15, 2020 POSTPONED  
Majestic Wednesday, March 11, 2020 POSTPONED  
Midland Wednesday, March 25, 2020 POSTPONED  
Municipal Wednesday, April 15, 2020 POSTPONED  
North Ogden Wednesday, April 22, 2020 POSTPONED  
North Park Wednesday, April 8, 2020 POSTPONED  
Orchard Springs Wednesday, April 8, 2020 POSTPONED  
Pioneer Wednesday, April 8, 2020 POSTPONED  
Plain City Wednesday, March 25, 2020 POSTPONED  
Riverdale Wednesday, March 25, 2020 POSTPONED  
Roosevelt Wednesday, April 8, 2020 POSTPONED  
Roy Wednesday, April 15, 2020 POSTPONED  
Silver Ridge Wednesday, April 8, 2020 POSTPONED  
Uintah Wednesday, April 15, 2020 POSTPONED  
Valley Wednesday, April 22, 2020 POSTPONED  
Valley View Wednesday, March 25, 2020 POSTPONED  
Washington Terrace Wednesday, March 25, 2020 POSTPONED  
West Haven Wednesday, March 25, 2020 POSTPONED  
West Weber Wednesday, March 25, 2020 POSTPONED

 

****In addition to the Round-up, there will be fall appointments scheduled for the individual child and parents to meet their teacher. These appointments, based on registration materials received, will be mailed to each home in August.


Weber School District needs a student registration form, proof of residency, a birth certificate (bearing a seal) and a dental and physical examination (both are recommended but are optional). The State requires proof of immunization for all children entering Kindergarten. 
These documents may be handed in at the Round-up/Registration.  All documents are due before the child can attend school in the fall.

 

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