The Eagle Express
Antrim Elementary School January 8, 2020
AES Teachers are Life-Long Learners
A Class Visits Antarctica
Science In Our Own Backyards
Taking Care of Your Social & Emotional Wellbeing Is Important
A good laugh has great short-term effects. When you start to laugh, it doesn't just lighten your load mentally, it actually induces physical changes in your body. Laughter can:
- Stimulate many organs. Laughter enhances your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your heart, lungs and muscles, and increases the endorphins that are released by your brain.
- Activate and relieve your stress response. A rollicking laugh fires up and then cools down your stress response, and it can increase and then decrease your heart rate and blood pressure. The result? A good, relaxed feeling.
- Soothe tension. Laughter can also stimulate circulation and aid muscle relaxation, both of which can help reduce some of the physical symptoms of stress.
Here are a few tips for bringing more laughter into your life.
· Watch a funny movie. · Surround yourself with things that make you laugh – such as funny photos, comic books. · Spend time with people who make you smile and laugh. · Make time for fun activities. · Spend more time with children and pets. · Learn a good joke to share with friends and family. Remember, even when times are tough, laughter can help relieve stress and provide a positive outlet. Go ahead…laugh out loud! You may discover there’s some truth to the adage, “Laughter is the best medicine.”
Mrs. Donovan's Class is Spying on Squirrels
Our K/1 class has been having a great time learning about some furry little neighbors!
With the help of naturalist teachers from the Harris Center for Conservation Education, we've looked at photos, drawings, and videos of four kinds of squirrels that live in New Hampshire.
We're "spying on squirrels" by going outside to look for them and see what they are doing, then keeping track of what we see like scientists do. We are excited to share what we discover!
We're also having fun with squirrel stories and action chants. Soon, we will be learning about more of our animal neighbors and what they do in the winter time!