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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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The student is probably crying because he misses Japan and being able to clearly and effectively communicate with his friends. I would encourage students to use nonverbal communication with the student and try to befriend him. No matter what language is spoken, kids can still play together on the playground. Perhaps when the boy makes friends he will stop some of the crying. His new friends can also help teach him English. I would also try to allow the student to draw a picture of Japan-- his friends, his house, his family, pet, etc. and see if he is willing to share with the students in the class, or just the teacher. Students can also draw a picture of their house, family, pet, etc. and he can see how maybe they are the same after all.
 
     
     
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Rated On: June 10, 2014 12:07 pm
Rated By: wendy burns
 
     
     
  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 4:46 am
Rated By: Krystalynn Gulczewski