Wilder Elementary School hosted a Wilder Families session on Thursday, March 21. About five times a year, students visit their Wilder Family, which is a group of pupils from various grade levels assigned to the same Wilder Family teacher. The youngsters participate together in an activity based around Social Emotional Learning.
Activities for Wilder Families are chosen based on results from the Panorama survey. For this session, the focus was perseverance. Family teachers showed a video clip and then the children participated in a cup toss, working with a partner and catch items. They had to persevere when extra challenges were added. Teachers processed with their families about the strategies students used during the activity and discussed how they can apply hard work and persistence in other areas of school and life.