Self-Reg Activities Through Mindfulness

I remember my elementary school very well. On the west side of the school, there was a large field with space to play and a baseball diamond. I loved the seasons where our school maintenance would mow the grass on a large riding lawn mower. My mind would escape the indoors and the classroom as […]

What Do You See? Mindfulness Activity

Activity: What Did You See? Directions: Put an item in the center of the room. Place children in a circle around the room so they all have a different but clear view. Give them a few minutes to quietly study the item. Encourage them to focus on small details. Taking turns around the circle, each […]

If you want your children to be your friends later, be their parent now.

When I was young, I imagined coming down the stairs after putting my children to bed and relaxing, as I remember my mom doing. That day came and I have truly enjoyed every minute of the day being a parent. Not to say there weren’t tough days, but that comes with the territory. It is […]

The Benefits of Having a Vision Board

My students have been working on their own vision board. It has been an amazing experience for them and me! I have learned so many things about them I did not know. In all our discussions and planning, one of my students challenged me with the best question, “Are you going to make one too […]

Got Snow? Try Snoga!

We went to sleep with light snow falling and woke up to a winter wonderland this morning! We were bundled up and shoveling before many neighbors were awake. Following our work, snoga seemed like a great form of snow play. We had lots of fun and laughs. Falling down has never been so soft! Here […]

4 Ideas for Family Yoga Time

Anytime I share what I get to do for work, people are amazed and excited. I feel the same way every day I can work with my students, train teachers or share our resources. I have been blessed to not only love what I do, but love everything that comes with it, including life-long learning. […]