Dr. Jean Feldman - Attitude of Gratitude

In studies of successful people, gratitude is frequently a characteristic that comes up. Gratitude is an emotion of expressing appreciation for what you have, rather than what you don’t have. Psychology Today reports that gratitude can be cultivated and it can increase levels of happiness when you do. Energy, optimism, and empathy are by-products of gratitude.

Kaitlynn & Friends Learn About Acceptance and Kindness in Kindergarten

Hi, It’s Kaitlynn again! Hope everyone is having a good school year! There are so many things I have learned this year. One BIG thing we learn in school is how to be ACCEPTING and KIND to others. My new friend, Jordis knows all about that. She is a kindergartener from California. Her mom tells me, “Jordis's K/1 combo class is across from the K/1 special needs class. They often team up with the kinders from that class and Jordis gets paired with one of them to read together. One of the moms of a girl in the special needs class told me today that Jordis was so sweet helping her daughter in art class. She was like a little teacher.”

7 Ways Healthy Lunches have Changed Elementary Schools

Elementary schools have been providing lunches since 1946, but recently the federal government changed its guidelines for these meals. The new guidelines are meant to help children make healthier meal choices and curb childhood obesity. They also may require cafeteria managers to work harder to provide meals that meet the rules. Here are seven ways healthy lunch requirements have changed elementary schools.

Telling Time is Not a Math Skill

Teaching children to tell time is not a math skill. That may seem strange to say about a concept that is usually included in math text books and taught in math class. However, even though telling time includes an understanding of numerical values, telling time is more about learning how to use a particular tool, than understanding a mathematical concept.
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