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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!)

With technology now it is so cool to be able to have pen pals and FaceTime over seas. I believe this would be very exciting to get a hold of the child's old school and communicate your ideas with the teacher about writing letters and seeing them over video. It would engage the new child and he could make a connection by allowing the students at this school to see what the same age children are learning in Japan (similarities/ differences). This also shows the child how much you care about his feelings.
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 love the idea of penpals. It would help the student express their feelings and keep ties with Japan. Also, it gets the rest of the class involved as well.
Rated On: June 8, 2015 2:15 am
Rated By: ezyXyh