CIES Wednesday Envelope
for Elementary Staff--February 3rd, 2016
In this issue
- Schoology How-To Videos for Students
- 3rd Graders at Fair Oaks use Yoga Calm
- NCTM Iluminations: Resources for Teaching Math
- Happy I Love to Read Month!
Schoology How-to Videos for Students
Fair Oaks Third Graders Highlighted in The Rosettes: news and notes from Yoga Calm
School-Wide Yoga Calm: Breathing Together, Starting the Day Right
We love hearing from people about how they’re using Yoga Calm with kids and the difference is makes!
Most recently, we heard from Cynthia Wilson, a counselor at Fair Oaks Elementary in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, north of the Twin Cities. Last fall, the whole school did a comprehensive training: staff training followed by a Residency program in which Yoga Calm trainers go into the classrooms to work with teachers individually. Several staff took our Wellness 1-3 training, as well.
Recently, Fair Oaks’ third graders led the All School Meeting, which included all students. It began in silence, with Cynthia demonstrating belly breathing with a very large Hoberman sphere. She did a couple breaths, then put it down and did breathing with her hands.
“The whole assembly joined me,” she wrote, “and got quiet. It was magical.”
Once the assembly got underway, the third graders shared a video about their work with Yoga Calm.
Yoga Calm Trainer Kathy Flaminio, who led the trainings with her school, says, THIS is why we do what we do.
Click to view the Adobe Voice below.