“I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace.” Helen Keller
My weekend began much like all of yours, in shock and disbelief at what was happening across our nation in almost every city. My heart was conflicted by the meaningful messages of a need for understanding and the displays of violence that were occurring. I am truly thankful for our Sumpter community, its families and beautiful children. I wish each and every one of you the best. Take care, stay well, and find JOY in your lives and each and every day.
I hope you have a pleasant & memorable Memorial Day. Distance Learning runs Tues- Thurs this week, May 26- 28. Please check classroom schedules for any changes.
Social media sees shift toward empathy during COVID 19! ABC News' Dan Harris reports that people seem to be working on the skill of empathy during the pandemic.
Due to today's furlough day, there will be no Principal Coffee Talk. The next Principal Coffee Talk TBD. Have a wonderful weekend!
People who “can’t” learn languages, math, coding, business, marketing or dance, aren’t those who tried and failed— they never even attempted it seriously in the first place. Learning is frustrating sometimes.
Just like Franklin, we need to practice a skill to master it. Franklin didn’t catch the ring the first time we threw it to him, the second time we threw it to him, or even the tenth time we threw it to him. He started to lose interest, but we kept giving him lots of positive attention and even some treats to encourage him to keep trying. Now he loves to play CATCH and bugs us all of the time to throw the ring to him.
Here are some ways you too can overcome Learning Frustrations.
1. Dive Straight In.
2. Avoid Comparison.
3. Embrace the Frustration.
When you feel you need to escape from learning something new, just say to yourself, “Let’s just go a little bit longer.”?
I know, from learning many new skills that “frustrating” turns to “pretty fun” which becomes “amazing and life-affirming” if you can keep going a little bit longer LEARNING SOMETHING NEW!
Please complete the District's Panorama Community Needs & Well-Being Survey between Friday, May 15th – Sunday, May 24th.
All of us continue to be impacted by the unprecedented coronavirus outbreak. Please help us better support you and other families by answering a few questions and sharing your feedback about our outreach efforts over the past several weeks on the district’s Panorama Community Needs & Well-Being Survey between Friday, May 15th – Sunday, May 24th. Your answers will be completely anonymous and help us improve how we support each other moving forward. If you prefer not to answer any question, please skip it. Thank you so much for taking a few minutes to let us know how you’re doing and what you might need! Thank you, Principal Prats