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Social-Emotional Learning

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At Skyview, we believe in educating the whole child. This means we not only teach the academic skills our students will need in the future, but also the social and emotional skills they will need to be good friends, good employees, good neighbors, and good people who help to make our world a better place. All students will have the opportunity to learn social emotional skills through weekly Second Step lessons, which includes a Bully Proofing curriculum. The teachers at Skyview also work to incorporate the skills developed in these lessons throughout the week. We invite you to participate in the social emotional learning by checking this webpage for what we're working on, by completing the Second Step Home Links with your children, and by accessing the family resources for your child's grade level(s). 

Remote Learning 2020-2021 Update:

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! As we prepare to transition to our new learning model starting September 28th, elementary schools across the district found themselves in a place of needing to hire more teachers in order to provide safely distanced classrooms for our in-person learners and Adams 12 teachers to support our online learners. Because I hold a K-5 teaching license, I have been temporarily reassigned to teach a remote 5th grade class until we are able to hire a permanent teacher to fill that open position.  At this time, there will not be a Social-Emotional Learning Specialist at Skyview, but kids can also access my virtual SEL Classroom by clicking the link next to the picture. In the room they will find many resources they can access at home or at school to support their social-emotional needs. There is an incredible SEL Hub linked to the Hall Pass in the room that you can use as a family as well. I hope to be back in my SEL position soon, but 2020 is proving to be an unpredictable year. I will add any updates here as soon as I receive them.

Mrs. Rethinger's Virtual SEL Classroom

If you need to contact me, I can be reached at I will do my best to return emails within one business day.

Latest News

Understanding Emotions and the Brain

Posted: Thu, 04/02/2020 - 2:42pm
In the article "Creating a Peace Place at Home" I referenced different parts of the brain and the role a Peace Place plays in helping kids to control their strong feelings. I recorded another short video to explain... Read More

Creating a Peace Place at Home

Posted: Thu, 04/02/2020 - 12:20pm
This week's social emotional lesson was about creating a Peace Place at home. I have created a video to help you, as caregivers, understand what a Peace Place is, why you might want to have one in your house, know... Read More

Comet Traits of the Month at Home

Posted: Wed, 04/01/2020 - 2:35pm
"We don't have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to." - Dr. Brene Brown Wow! Here were are starting our remote learning experience - one that none of us expected or were fully prepared for. I imagine, like... Read More

Comet Traits March Madness

Posted: Tue, 03/03/2020 - 10:28am
"Who you are is more important than what you know.” - Thomas R. Hoerr This month we are going to celebrate all we have learned about the Comet Traits throughout the year by having our first March Madness Book... Read More


Posted: Fri, 02/07/2020 - 2:12pm
Students from every grade level were selected to share what they have been learning during their weekly Second Step lessons. Students who completed and turned in their Home Link were entered in a drawing for a Brain... Read More