Week of March 23 – I’m Here For You

Week of March 23

Dear Parents,

I am sending you all my positive thoughts and care. These are some unsettling times for all of us – I take comfort in knowing we’re all part of this Gilman Community, and we are going to support each other through this.

That brings me to how I can support you. First, I will continue to email you with resources and suggestions for caring for your and your son’s emotional well-being. You’ll see some links below you may want to look at. I’ve also added a page to this blog that I will update with appropriate resources. Secondly, and most importantly, I’m still available to you and your son to provide support. Simply email (ljordan@gilman.edu) or call (410-323-3800 ext 484) and let me know your questions or concerns or if you would like a return call. And I hope it goes without saying that if your son wants to speak with me personally, we can easily set up a facetime or call.

Please let your boys know that Miss Jordan is thinking about them!

Laura

Additional Resources

These social emotional learning links have 10 days of brief videos and simple activities you can do with your son.

Social Emotional Learning at Home PK-2

Social Emotional Learning at Home 3-5

Mindfulness and meditation could be an important resource for you and your child. These activities can be helpful for coping with stress and anxiety and sometimes just a relaxing break. The Cosmic Kid site also has fun yoga videos! Physical activity is also an important stress reliever.

Cosmic Kids Zen Den – (Mindfulness and yoga) Jamie is the host of these fun videos. The boys love her!

Mindyeti (Mindfulness) – This has a lot of different mindfulness activities. Most are about 4-7 minutes.

YoMind (Mindfulness for upper elementary) – I’ve done these with our 4th and 5th graders (younger boys can do these, too!) I usually skip the intro part.