Hope you had a lovely break!
Research, research, research – we are digging into our argument writing pieces by learning how to state a thesis and backing it up with related evidence and reasons. Filing through the notes we’ve taken, we’re trying to find compelling and interesting evidence for our readers. We are also taking on a research project as an end to our study of government and the election in P3. Students will have a variety of mediums to communicate a platform issue and how it is tied to the Constitution/Bill of Rights.
We will be seeing Oliver on December 22nd at the Buskirk Chumley! We are asking that families contribute $6.50 for this trip if they are able. No child will be prevented from going due to an inability to pay. If you are able to give more than $6.50 to fund another kiddo, please let us know!
Thursday, we’ll be starting a meditation series in our CPR groups. We’ll be using this information in our class to develop new strategies in stress and emotional validation/management. We’re also working on patience, flexibility, and compassion. We’ll be meeting several times a week for the next few weeks and then weekly after routines are established. Here is some information from yoga practitioner and 5/6 parent, Stephanie Dull:
In this series students will be given an overview of the Limbic System, and emotional processes. They will be taught breathing exercises along with guided meditations focused on gratitude, empathy, compassion, and awareness of the present moment. They will also learn ways to give their brain a break and how to recognize the sensations of stress and anxiety. The goal of this series is to promote peaceful mental well-being for our children.
My name is Steph Dull, I am the mother of 3 TPS children, and I am a 500 hr. I’m a Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance, I have been teaching yoga since 2006 with over 5,000 hours of teaching. I have a B.S. in Behavioral Science along with an MBA. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.