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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?
Solution: (Rates are posted for this solution!)
I think the crying could be due to his move to a new country and a new school, this can be overwhelming for a child of that age. The good thing about him being so young though is it will be easier for him to adapt to the english language but also keeping his culture alive as well. One way you could do for the child is provide comfort and a positive environment, with this the student will be able to adjust easier and feel more at home. You could also bring in some Japanese culture into the classroom and even incorporate it into a lesson. This will have the child open up more to a new setting and make him feel more welcomed. It would even be interesting for the rest of the class as well!
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I agree that bringing some Japanese culture into the classroom is a great idea. The student needs to feel like that belong and bringing their culture in does just that.
Rated On: June 8, 2015 2:17 am
Rated By: ezyXyh
 
     
     
  Rating
The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I think you present some great ideas
Rated On: October 18, 2015 4:44 am
Rated By: Krystalynn Gulczewski