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Carey Elementary School
2016 Blue Devil Drive  Carey, Ohio  43316
Telephone: 419.396.7922   Fax: 419.396.3158 

  • Fidget Spinner Advice

    Posted by Tammy Wagner at 5/22/2017

    1 Akron Children’s Hospital’s Sarah Groves, a clinical counselor and mental health therapist, offers the following tips for parents whose kids want a spinner or other type of fidget.

    • Parents should explicitly create rules for using fidgets.

    • Rules should include not taunting peers, not hurting others, not throwing, etc.

    • The rules should be reviewed often until the child demonstrates understanding.

    • If your child struggles with using the fidget appropriately, keep reviewing rules and practicing.

    • A common mistake is that parents or teachers take the fidgets away indefinitely when they are misused. While this removes the immediate problem, the child does not learn the skill of using a fidget and is ultimately still fidgety.

    • Parents should introduce the fidget in a controlled environment (during homework or in the car); this gives the child the ability to practice using the fidget and following the rules, and decreases some of the novelty before introducing it to the classroom or other situations in which there is less structure or supervision.

    — Craig Webb

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  • 4, 5, 6 Band Program

    Posted by Tammy Wagner at 5/16/2017

    Here are some pictures from our band program last week for grades 4, 5, and 6. Our students sounded great! A big thank you goes to Mr. Miller and Mrs. O'Brien for putting together such a lovely performance.

    Be sure to keep practicing those instruments over the summer.

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  • Congratulations Readers!

    Posted by Tammy Wagner at 5/15/2017

     

    These two readers have read more than 200 books at home making their reading chains "hit the floor."

    Mrs. Theis and all of us are so proud of their progress! Reading everyday for 20 minutes or more has really made a difference.

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