Wilder Families Learn about Emotional Self-Regulation

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Studentsplaying a game of Giant Jenga. 

Students in Beth O’Reilly’s Family enjoyed a game of Giant Jenga. 




About five times a year, Wilder Elementary School hosts “Wilder Families” sessions, where students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade visit their family teacher for a lesson about a special topic.  On January 31, pupils learned more about the building goal of emotional self-regulation.  They played a variety of games, such as Jenga, Red Light Green Light, and Simon Says, to practice this skill.  Families also completed a card game where they had to recognize their own and others’ feelings and respond appropriately to problems and frustrations.  

This is the fourth year that Wilder Families has been implemented by the Wilder Way/PBIS committee.  The next session will take place in March.