Good morning! This week in Elementary group we will be readng Are You Ready To Play Outside by Mo Willems. In this story Elephant and Piggie look forward to playing outside but rain ruins their plans. They must change their way of thinking in order to recover and make the most of a difficult situation. This is a skill called resilience. Resilience is “the ability to adapt well to adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or even significant sources of stress” (APA 2011) and is important, not only for successful social relationships but also for academic success. We support the growth of this important skill by giving children trust and responsibility, validating their emotional responses, helping them to problem solve, providing language to reframe challenges, and modeling confidence and optimism.