Community and Acceptance
We are all different. We come from different backgrounds, we live in different spaces and we all experience our lives differently from one another. Let’s take the time to listen, understand (as best as we can), and celebrate all of our unique experiences. We love and appreciate each other for the unique qualities that we bring to our communal space.
Schools are special because they are communities made of so many different types of people that belong to their own communities outside of the school space. This gives us an opportunity to learn about both our similarities and differences. This flow represents us staying grounded and connected wi...
This is Hug Breath. It is considered a somatic experience technique. This body focused exercise encourages the body to complete a loop to process an emotion or experience. The goal is to develop a mind-body connection, while offering kindness, compassion, and comfort. The focus is not on the brea...
This is a partner activity (it can be more than 2 people). Take turns being a leader and let the other students follow along with your movements. We find a connection with each other through sight. Although our bodies are different and the shapes may not look exactly the same we can still move to...
The Day You Begin
The Day You Begin by Jacquline Woodson
There will be times when the people around you don't understand you or things that you and your family feel are natural to the way you live. We don't know what we don't know and this book reminds us to stand strong in ourselves and the things that we do and...
Sometimes we just need some kind words. Other times we are feeling great and we have so much extra kindness to give. This jar will help both of those feelings! As we feel like we want to spread that kindness we can write words of affirmation, words of kindness, for others. Fill up your jar with k...
Let’s take an adventure up into the clouds to let go of any feelings or thoughts that we are holding onto that are keeping us from being our best, most authentic selves. Through this journey we will talk through several colors and connect them with words of affirmation. We can hold onto these wor...