In Sync Parenting: 3rd Grade Social & emotional learning



Be In Sync with what your 3rd grader is learning about Empathy, including why it's important and how it can enrich the relationships in our lives. 



Gratitude is about focusing on what is good in our lives and being thankful for the things we have and the people who are in it.  


Getting along includes conflict-resolution strategies and learn how to generate creative resolutions

3rd graders are learning about conflict-resolution strategies & how to generate creative resolutions for interpersonal conflicts. Read on to learn more.



We define a bully as someone who is mean and hurtful to other people over and over again.  Read on to find out what Rye's 3rd graders are learning about bullying. 



What is ‘Sportsmanship’?  What are the qualities of a “Good Sport” and how can we identify the signs of a “Sore Loser"? Read on to learn what Rye's third graders are learning about Sportsmanship. 

Meet our youth educator

Youth Educator Jessica Lodato


Jessica Lodato will be working with all 3rd and 4th grade classes in the district as part of the the health curriculum. Jessica’s lessons focus on important social and emotional learning skills, such as self-awareness, self-management (emotional regulation), social awareness, and relationship skills. Studies have shown that these skills greatly enhance our children’s capacity to deal effectively with daily tasks and challenges.  

Jessica holds a M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. She has extensive experience in group work in classrooms and community settings with children and adults.