Social Emotional Learning Themes

Armatage SEL Parent Connection 

October 2019: Caring for yourself and others


Dear Parents & Guardians,


This month our social emotional learning theme is caring for yourself and others.  We will be looking for ways that we can care for one another and take care of ourselves.  As a family, what do you do to foster caring behaviors? Sometimes we take actions, but don’t name them.  Think about having conversations about how you have helped someone or been a caretaker. If you notice this behavior in your child, point this out and encourage this type of behavior.  We will be honoring students who go out of their way to care for others at Armatage at our next Student of the Month celebration!


Thanks for all that you do to show your child what caring behavior looks, sounds and feels like!


Mrs. Franks & Ms. Seeley

Articles & Resources about fostering caring behavior:  

For Families: 7 Tips on Raising Caring Kids, Harvard Project: Making Caring Common


How to raise a caring child


What makes kids care?  Teaching gentleness in a violent world


Teaching Kindness and Respect in a Montessori Classroom


Children’s books that encourage caring behavior:

The best children’s books that encourage caring behavior


13 Children’s Books that encourage kindness and caring


Chapter books that promote kindness and caring


We hope these resources will be helpful!  Thanks for being your child’s first teacher!


With gratitude,


Joan Franks



Carey Seeley 

Carey Seeley, Assistant Principal 


Armatage SEL Themes for 2019-2020