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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!)
First thing that needs to be done is to find someone that can come to the school who can speak his language. I think it is unacceptable for a child to be in a school where nobody can understand him. What if he has a serious problem and he needs to tell someone immediately? What if he become sick? He will need to have the ability to tell someone what he is feeling. Secondly, the child is obviously going through some very serious issues with regard to his move. I am sure he is feeling isolated and alone and the fact that he cannot communicate with anybody makes matters even worse. I would put him at a desk with crayons and paper and see he will draw a picture. If so, this picture might tell a story of what is going on inside of his head which might give the teacher some ideas of how to help him.
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 are right, the child needs someone who can speak his language with him.
Rated On: October 16, 2014 6:30 pm
Rated By: Angela Avery