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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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Student Won’t Stop Crying
I think the child is crying because he feels alone and out of place. The child does not speak English and is therefore completely and utterly lost; not knowing what in the world is going on. To stop the crying I would try putting some of my ‘special helpers’ next to the student and ask them to try and engage him in the classroom activities, sit next to him at lunch, and attempt to play with him at recess. Perhaps if he can see that there are some friendly students in the class with him he will not feel so out of place and will start to adjust better.
 
     
     
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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 really like your idea of the buddy system. This will help the student feel less alone and out of place in the classroom.
Rated On: October 14, 2014 7:29 pm
Rated By: Megan Lee
 
     
     
  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