Emotional Intelligence Core Competency 1: Self Awareness What is self-awareness? The ability to know your character, thoughts, actions, and emotions. At R. Garza Elementary, we are a community of learners who are accepted, loved, and safe. At R. Garza Elementary, there is only one YOU. Do your best to make our school and the world a better place. Book Companion Just Because Written by Matthew McConaughey Read Aloud https://youtu.be/r-i14c8aYx4?si=ScdIxZ-aaAMuqcCp CLASSROOM and HOME Discussion and Writing Prompts Let's think and write about the following... Have you ever felt worried and excited at the same time? Have you ever had your feelings hurt but forgiven someone anyway? Have you ever thought there was more than one right answer to a question? Can we have two truths with our feelings in a situation?
Join us Thursday, November 30th from 5:00 to 6:30 PM for an evening of STEAM hands-on activities for child exploration in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math!
Our 12 Days Before Winter Break calendar is here! We can't wait to see our unicorns get ready for the break with our dress-up days. Goooo unicorns! The 12 day countdown begins next Thursday, December 7th. 🦄💜
Please help the McAllen ISD Police Department by donating an unwrapped new toy to someone who may be in need this Christmas season. When can we drop the unwrapped toys? Monday, November 27th through Monday, December 18th. Thank you!
We are so thankful for our incredible work family at Garza Elementary! We have the best staff who love, nurture and truly care about our unicorns!Happy Thanksgiving! 💙🦄 #McAllenISDGratitudeSnaps
👯♀️🌟 Our Unicorns leveled up their social skills by asking a friend to be their "twin" for the day. 🤗
Just a friendly reminder that our campus will be closed for Thanksgiving break from November 20-24. Enjoy the well-deserved time off with family and friends! Campus will reopen and classes will resume on Monday, November 27th. Wishing you all a wonderful and joyful Thanksgiving!
Let's spread some sunshine! ☀️ Unicorns wore their brightest yellow shirt or a tee with a smiley face to show support for empathy and emotional intelligence. Let's make empathy fashionable! 💛😊
🌟 Big thanks to all the incredible parents who generously volunteered their time and energy to take care of our classrooms! What a day to celebrate National Parent Involvement Day!
🌟 A heartfelt thank you to our incredible Partners in Excellence. Together, we've achieved so much, and your partnership continues to drive us forward. Thank you for being such amazing partners in pursuit of student success! 🙌🏼
"🌟 Embracing vibrant neon colors to brighten our spirits and support motivation! Today, our Unicorns came together in a burst of colors to ignite enthusiasm and boost emotional intelligence. Let's keep shining bright and supporting each other's emotional well-being! 🌈💡
🔬🌟 A heartfelt THANK YOU to our incredible community volunteers who devoted their time and expertise to judge our campus Science Fair!
🦸♀️ Embracing our inner heroes for Self-Regulation Day! 🦸♂️ Today, Garza transformed into a super-powered realm as students and teachers alike don capes and masks to celebrate self-regulation.Unleash your inner superhero today and every day! 💫
🌟 Huge thanks to Mr. James Varlack for an incredible presentation at our Digital Learning Café where our staff refined their Canva and Pear Deck skills ! 🍐🚀 Your homemade dip was delicious 😋
EI Core Component Social Skills What are social skills? The ability to interact with others through positive communication and listening. At R. Garza Elementary, we use our strengths, interests, and talents to make a positive change in our community. At R. Garza Elementary, everyone can choose to be a PURPLE PERSON when our brains and hearts are connected. Book Companion The World Needs More Purple People https://youtu.be/t6Y-akNoba4 CLASSROOM and HOME Discussion and Writing Prompts Step 1: Ask really good questions. Here is a really good question that I can ask. Step 2: Laugh a lot. Here is something that makes me laugh. Step 3: Use your voice. Here is one of my best ideas. Step 4: Work Hard: I work hard by____. Step 5: Just be YOU. Here is one thing that makes me be me.
Check out our Facebook page for a glimpse into the amazing activities enriching our student's education this past week.
Can't wait to see our Unicorns dressed up for MISD's Emotional Intelligence Week.
Thank you to all those who have served to protect our country. Happy Veterans Day! 💙🦄🇺🇸
At McAllen ISD, we are committed to cultivating a culture of emotional intelligence that enables our students to thrive academically, socially, and personally. Join us as we celebrate Emotional Intelligence Week at R. Garza Elementary. Go Unicorns!!!
EI Core Competency 4 : Empathy What is empathy? The ability to understand and share the thinking and emotions of others. At R. Garza Elementary, we believe that with acceptance, kindness, and strength we stand united. School Wide Message by Dr. Avila, School Counselor https://youtu.be/400r_1gNyEo Book Companion: Zen Pig: The Art of Gratitude Written by: Mark Brown https://youtu.be/vxw_7yHFNYI CLASSROOM and HOME Discussion and Writing Prompts GRATITUDE PROMPTS: A strength of mine for which I am grateful is… Something money can’t buy that I’m grateful for is… Something that comforts me that I’m grateful for is… Something in nature that I’m grateful for is… A memory I’m grateful for is… Something beautiful I’m grateful for is…