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Last Updated: 5/1/2020 2:55 AM

marvel-ous monday

 

 

Watch this video about Mojo and fact vs. fiction

 

Question Follow-Up:                                                                         

                           1. What happened that made Mojo so embarrassed? What are the facts?

2. Mojo tells himself a story, imagining what his friends think of him. What is the difference between the story he tells himself and the facts of what actually happened?

3.    Why might the made up stories we tell ourselves make us sad?

 

 

10 tips on how to maintain a routine of kindness during difficult times.

  1. Maintain a sleep schedule and manage your hygiene. This may be difficult for those working on the front lines, but remember that sleep is critical to wellness. Getting enough (continuous) sleep is so important! Keep up with your hygiene habits. Get showered, brush your teeth, wash your face, wear something other than pajamas (even though they are so comfy!) and include bright colors in your daily wardrobe.
     
  2. Do good for others! When we help others and increase altruistic behavior, we are doing good for ourselves. There is a LOT of evidence about the science of doing good and why it benefits our own health. Make sure that while you’re taking care of yourself, you’re doing what you can to support others.
     
  3. Get outside. Go for a walk. Play frisbee. Plant some flowers. Try to go for at least 30 minutes. If you can’t go outside, open the windows. Get fresh air and sunshine. Vitamin D is so important to our physical and mental health. Soak up some rays!
     
  4. Connect with others. Use your phone or platforms like FaceTime, Skype or Zoom to talk with family and friends. Share how you’re feeling and actively listen to others when they share how they are feeling.
     
  5. Spend a little extra time with your parents and/or pets. They may be confused and/or scared. This is a great time to build stronger connections with those around you. Looking for ideas of things to do?Create a schedule! 
    (*Create a daily schedule that includes Academics, Exercise, Creative-Time, Quiet-Time and Time to Connect with Friends.)
  6. Drink lots of water! Eat healthy. 
  7. Find a reason to smile every day. In fact, find a way to generate a good hearty belly laugh every day. It does a body good.
  8. Be grateful. There is SO MUCH to be grateful for right now. Practicing gratitude builds resilience and helps us through the toughest times. Find three things every day that you are grateful for and write them down. Put the lists in a jar and look at your lists months from now to remind you of all the little reasons you were able to get through this period.
We can do this if we keep a routine of love, laughter and beauty at the forefront.

 

Kindness Ambassador Program

Colony Elementary's School Counselor, Kendra J. Baker, has a Kindness Ambassador Program (K-5th Grades) designed to encourage students to build relationships at school.

We are excited to be a KIND school! We serve to educate and inspire Students, Staff and Faculty to recognize the importance of intentional kindness. Behavioral Science Research confirms that being kind toward others has powerful effects on individuals’ mental health and quality of life. Having a kind and supportive school environment sets the stage for optimal academic learning. 

To aide at home, discuss situations your family members have experienced where someone was kind to them or a time when it was hard to be kind. Engage in activities that promote kindness in your community, like volunteering your time together as a family. 

Our Mission is to teach individuals and communities about the positive impacts of intentional kindness and to inspire people to practice kindness as a way of life. 

 

Colony Kindness Ambassadors

Kindness Ambassadors that were recognized for the Month of December are: 

(Back Row, Left to Right) Jonna Sizemore, Chandler Hagan,  Taegan Douglass, Emma Lafary 

(Front Row, Left to Right) Piper Williams, Zevlin Diaz, Carter Sizemore, Hadley Floyd, Chloe Cornett, Rylee Reid, and Cameron Shepherd

 

 

 

 

Coronavirus Tips 

Click HERE to watch a Brainpop Video to inform yourself of facts about the Coronavirus.