During the month of November, the character trait that we focused on was mindfulness. Students were taught what mindfulness is and how it can help them in their daily lives. They were also given many opportunities to participate in mindfulness meditations throughout the day.
Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.While mindfulness is something we all naturally possess, it’s more readily available to us when we practice on a daily basis.Whenever you bring awareness to what you’re directly experiencing via your senses, or to your state of mind via your thoughts and emotions, you’re being mindful. And there’s growing research showing that when you train your brain to be mindful, you’re actually remodeling the physical structure of your brain. (Mindful.org)
The students chosen as Characters of the Month demonstrated an eagerness to participate in mindfulness studies, tasks, and practices. Continue to be mindful, and you will see the benefits of utilizing this practice.
Prek: Dylan Cruz, Kindergarten: Santos Zelaya Ochoa, First Grade: Ashanti Smith, Second Grade: Lyric Gibson, Third Grade: Neausha Howard, Fourth Grade: Alayjah Oldfield, Fifth Grade: Kyra Robinson, Seventh Grade: Jaydah Williams, Eighth Grade: Michael Person