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We know you'll want to stay informed about what's happening here at school, so in addition to sending home "The Whitebead Weaver" with our students each month, you'll also be able to view it online. Our monthly newsletter's goal is helping us by Interconnecting Students, Parents, and Teachers. So enjoy, and check back often for updates!


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The Whitebead School Board is taking applications for the principal/superintnedent position. Please see our Job Openings page for more information.


Social Skills

Social skills are important to helping children navigate the sometimes confusing world of friendships and school. Good social skills allow children to make friends, solve problems, make decisions, and negotiate with others. Some important social skills for young children include:

  • Saying hello, please, and thank you
  • Waiting your turn
  • Following directions
  • Showing good sportsmanship
  • Appropriately dealing with anger
  • Knowing how to join a group
  • Using eye contact
  • Showing empathy for others
  • Accepting responsibility when wrong
  • Complimenting others

Conflict Resolution Scenarios

Conflict resolution is a skill that we can teach and improve upon. One of the best ways that you can help your child learn to resolve conflicts is by talking about solving problems from a young age. One way to do this with children is through the use of scenarios. Scenarios provide a safe, make-believe scenario for a child to practice his or her conflict resolution skills without having to deal with real conflict. Some examples of scenarios you could practice with your child include:

  • You and your friend go outside to play, however, you want to play on the swings and your friend wants to play ball. What could you do?
  • Your little brother takes apart the puzzle you have been working on. What could you do?
  • Your best friend asks you to let her copy your homework. What could you do?
  • You broke a friend's favorite toy by mistake. What could you do?
  • Your sister borrowed your sweater and spilled her lunch on it. What could you do?

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