A Note from Mrs. Davids, the Professional School Counselor
Attentive is the Character Education word for the Month
This month the students at Robert Frost will be learning about being attentive. A large part of being attentive is listening carefully for instructions. An attentive student always listens to the teacher and keeps their eyes on what they are supposed to be doing during class. If a student is attentive to their teacher then they will become one step closer to getting good grades.
In addition, students also need to be attentive to their own actions throughout the day. If children are aware of their actions then they will be able to make better choices both at school and at home. Building this skill will help them to become improved at making decisions, as well as keep them out of trouble in school and in the community.
An attentive student is also a safe student. When crossing streets or walking around in a public place children should make sure to watch who is around them. If they are approached by a stranger they should walk away immediately and find a trusted adult. Children should never talk to strangers, leave with a stranger, or take any gifts from a stranger.
*Over month of August please work with your children to build their skills in being attentive listeners. Spend time with them reading aloud and have them recall the events in the story. This will help them to increase their listening comprehension. Also, speak with them about being attentive outside of the school environment. Knowledge about safety is important for every student to know well.
* If we work together to help your child achieve their goals then all of their dreams will seem within reach!!!!