Throughout the year, Constable Winkels will be at the school to talk to our students about problem solving. She, and our school, use the WITS program to help teach students strategies to use when confronted with a problem. WITS stands for Walk Away, Ignore, Talk it Out and Seek Help. The first three strategies can be used in any order. Seek help is encouraged after the first three strategies have been tried already or if the problem involves physical aggression. Constable Winkels brings her mascot, Witsup, a stuffed walrus with her on her visits. Ask your child about her visit.
What an amazing day of learning! The students were great listeners and scientists and had some fun too! I will send a link to your emails with all of the photos (100+), but here is a short video with the highlights.
Cathy Farber is a Kindergarten teacher at Bert Edwards Science & Technology School in Kamloops, B.C.