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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 that this little boy does miss his friends and doesn't know how to make new friends in the US. As a teacher I think it is very important to try and connect with the student when he starts crying. A good start would be to give the student some art supplies and have him create something that may help you figure out what is wrong with him. Another suggestion would be to have some of the students in the class teach him a fun game and maybe this will help him get to know other students. Helping the student do something that is comfortable for him may help him adjust better to the US as well as meet some new friends to decrease his crying spells in class.
 
     
     
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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:
Rated On: June 10, 2014 12:05 pm
Rated By: wendy burns
 
     
     
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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: This is a great solution, since art is a universal language maybe he can communicate some that way and perhaps makes some new friends a long the way.
Rated On: October 19, 2014 1:15 pm
Rated By: Adam Sanchez
 
     
     
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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 think you gave some great ideas
Rated On: October 18, 2015 2:12 am
Rated By: Krystalynn Gulczewski
 
     
     
  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: This is a good idea. Make the student feel welcome and make him feel like he can make new friends.
Rated On: February 21, 2018 1:55 am
Rated By: uDyJeZ