Shark Breath Poster
Students learned how to transform themselves into mindful bodies. Remind them to get into their mindful bodies often! This lays the groundwork for all activities requiring focused attention. Shark Breath is a great tool for this when you are transitioning to a new activity and need their attention. Download the Shark Breath poster here. We’ve also included Tips for Creating a Mindful Classroom!
Mindful Listening + DIY Rainstick
Students learned about the brain and how important it is to take those deep breaths to open up the prefrontal cortex that allows them to learn. Click right into your Teacher Tips. They are a gold mine of new ways to use these important SEL tools and techniques. The mindful listening practice offers endless opportunities for the students to practice listening. Continue the learning with our DIY Rainstick lesson.
Body Sensations + Mind Jar
As children regularly practice control of their breathing, a new habit is formed and a new pathway in the brain is activated. The more it is practiced, the more mindful the children will become. The one minute of breathing practice that you do with your group several times a day will help them build this habit of focus and emotion regulation. Enjoy the Mind Jar Recipe as our special gift to you this week. And get some calming tips and tricks to use anytime in your classroom.