Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted.
"What is the best thing that happened to you today?"
I've made a point to ask the kids before they leave this simple question, "What's the best thing that has happened to you today?" Often they talk about a lesson we did, but I'm hoping for this to evolve into more interpersonal types of responses where children are sharing something positive someone said or did with them. During our class meetings, this type of response should develop as we talk about gratitude and recognize others who have done something to make our day go well. I hope you enjoy this talk as much as I did!
Delayed Gratification - Don't Eat the Marshmallow!
Great video about delaying gratification,
developing self-control, and how it impacts success.
Cloud Appreciation 101
Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.
We protect what we love.
Ideas For Your Little Engineers
This is a great Ted Talk about using things you might have around your house to make toys.