On Tuesday we were visited by Miss Colleen and Annie, from Susan B. Anthony in Torrington, who presented the second graders with strategies for dealing with conflicts. They related with Annie about how it feels when they get angry, and what to do about it. Each student received a book mark with TAKE 5 on it, reminding students that when they get upset, it is a good idea to take a break...count to 5, do 5 jumping jacks, or 5 deep breaths. They talked about compromising with a friend they disagree with, taking turns, and getting an adult to help if those strategies do not work.
Ms. Leahey is a 2nd grade teacher at the fabulous James Morris School!