The Coyote Corner
February 15, 2019
No School February 18-22.
February is Black History Month
Getting to Know and Love Your Brain- Courtesy of Mind Up and Scholastic
Below are some amazing facts about the brain and an article that will help you understand why using breathing techniques and the Mind Up curriculum can help our students self regulate, reduce stress, and focus on their school work.
Prefrontal Cortex (PFC for short)- The part of the brain that uses important information to focus, decide, compute, analyze, and reason. The PFC only gets information when the amygdala is calm. Then it passes on to the hippocampus any information worth remembering.
Amygdala: Feeling frightened? Upset? Your amygdala is on high alert! It regulates and blocks information from going to the PFC, so you can react in a flash. When you feel safe and happy, the amygdala will pass information on to the PFC so you can think.
Hippocampus: The hippocampus creates, stores, and processes all important facts and memories that PFC passes on to it-such as birthdays, your address, or a memorable smell.
Fun Facts About the Brain:
Your brain is more like plastic than cement. It will change with each experience you have and it will GROW! That is called neuroplasticity.
Make two fists and put them together. That's about the size of your brain!
Your brain never stops thinking, even when you sleep. In fact, you need 8-10 hours of sleep so your brain can process all the information it has collected from the day.
Anytime you're feeling stressed, breathing can help. Deep, full breathing calms your amygdala and helps you think and remember clearly.
Feather River Little League Registration is Coming to CRC
February 26 from 3-6 PM
March 6 from 3-6 PM
You may also pick up registration packets from the CRC office. The last day to register is March 11, 2019.
FRLL is seeking friendly and knowledgable coaches for the 2019 baseball season. Please contact Kristen Marquette at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to coach or assist with coaching.
February Staff Appreciation
Thank you, Mrs. Hodge, for going above and beyond in helping our students in the classrooms and on the playground. We appreciate your dedication to our students.
Thank you, Mr. Conn, for keeping our school in tip-top shape and safe. We appreciate all you do for our school.
Thank you, Miss T., for taking an "all hands on deck" approach to educating our students. You are fun, caring, and create an environment with high expectations. We appreciate you.