Children are 100% our Future

Children are 100% our future.
School age children that attend school often spend more time in their day with teachers, than their families. Families also play an essential role in shaping the minds of the children that they also spend time with.

As I reflected all day about what to share on social media, I thought about why I chose to become a teacher, and an early childhood teacher at that and how the education a child receives becomes embedded into their character from the moment a child is born.

How can we achieve equity, equality and embrace diversity when lower income neighborhoods get funded less than higher income neighborhoods? How is this fair? How is this just?

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A Tribute to Teachers Poem

A Tribute to Teachers Poem for Teacher Appreciation Week written by a fellow educator.

“Teachers are real life superheroes.

Teachers spend all their lives being teachers, not just on the days they teach.

Teachers always think about their students- what can they do to ignite their curiosity and their love of learning.

Teachers go grocery shopping b and come home with food for their families and a lesson on how to introduce a social studies unit on cultures and diversity.

Teachers go on a nature walk and think how they can bring nature indoors- and hot down ideas to share in the science unit they are doing.

Teachers stock their house even when they might not have space on clearance art materials, coffee filters, markers, paints, plastic containers, folders and more.

Teachers hoard toys and goodies to store in their treasure boxes

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Temper Tamers Jar

These Temper Tamers Set Of cards by Free Spirit Publishing are a great for children to practice dealing with anger. The more often someone repeatedly practices listening, sharing and reflecting, the more a person makes it part of their lifestyle; and they carry on with these healthy habits of coping until they are adults. I also really like the order of the cards where the children get to first connect the card to self by sharing, then include tips on what to do when you come across angry feelings, a what would you do section to ask openly what you would do in a situation involving anger and act it out section to reiterate and practice what has been learned!


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Worries are Not Forever by Elizabeth Verdick

Have you ever felt worried? What does it mean? How does my body felt differently when it is worried? Do adults worry too? How can I overcome this feeling? The breathing technique the author highlight in this book is brilliant, fun and relatable to many kids , “Breathe in slowly through your nose like you’re smelling cookies. Breathe out slowly through your mouth, like you’re blowing bubbles.” It honestly taught me a more visual and improved way to breathe in and out. Try it too! Smell those cookies and blow those bubbles!

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