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This is the first time I am teaching 2nd grade. I have taught 4th and 5th grades for the last 20 years. I have had to go through an adaptation process, but everything is working okay now. Students and I have learned to work with each other very well. Three weeks ago a new student joined my classroom. He and his family moved to the US from Japan. Since he arrived, he has been crying. He does not speak any English, and there is no one at my school who speaks Japanese. Both of his parents have full time jobs, so they cannot come to school every time I call them. What I found out from the parents is that he cries because he misses his friends in Japan. I think the issue is bigger than that. I have not found a way to help him yet. Why do you think he cries every day? What can I do to stop the crying because the other students in my class get distracted when starts crying?
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I would try and find an online translating program to see if you can learn some Japanese and try to communicate with the little boy. By showing the initiative that you want to learn his language he may stop some of the crying. Also, see if any of the other kids will befriend him and try and help him out. Show him some pictures of emotions and activities and see if he relates to any of them. To stop the other students from being distracted, I would talk to my students and let them know that he is missing his friends and is having a hard time acclimating to his new school. Your students may have some ideas on what can be done to help him. It may just also take some time, it's hard to be the new kid especially in a new country.
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Comments: very good ideas
Rated On: October 17, 2015 4:40 am
Rated By: Krystalynn Gulczewski