We took a different kind of Brain Break today. We started to learn about yoga. We read I Am Yoga, by Susan Verde, and artwork by Peter Reynolds. I highly recommend this book for your family collection. This book gently describes how we can take time away from the everyday stresses and use yoga to calm our mind. Ask me what I can tell my wiggling body, my thinking mind, and my racing breath..
We practiced sitting quietly, thinking of a peaceful place, and breathing. We will continue to work with yoga and other mindfulness exercises throughout the year and use them in the classroom on a regular basis.
We learned more about leaders today. Yesterday we started a classroom book about how presidents are leaders. We studied photographs of President Obama at work and analyzed them to help learn about what the leader of the United States does. We made many connections to the photographs we saw to our own lives. We can be leaders to in our class. Yesterday we wrote about what we learned from the pictures in our book. We did some revising today to make sure our ideas were written to say what we learned about being a leader. Here is our book. Ask me to tell you about what I know about being a leader from analyzing these photographs.
I would like to pass on compliments I have been hearing about our class. Several teachers have commented how polite this group is, and yesterday two different teachers at different times commented on how sweet this group is. Thank-you for sending me these happy little people every day!
Have a great weekend!