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Trying New Things - Parent 1



Your student is participating in classroom activities helping them learn the meaning of trying new things. We would love for you to keep the discussion going at home! The definition your child was given for trying new things follows with a just a few ideas to help get the conversation started:

Definition: Trying new things means attempting to participate in an activity or an event that you have never participated in previously.

Review the following discussion topics with your child.

  • Ask your child what he/she has already learned in school regarding trying new things.
  • Let your child list new things/activities they have tried that was a new experience.
  • What emotions do you feel when you must try something new? Stress that it is OK not to succeed when initially trying something new.
  • Have your child something new at home and get their reaction. Can be as simple as trying a new food, new adventure etc.


Draw a picture or write about something you have been unsure about trying. Discuss the picture after it is drawn.