Warm Ups

Have Character… In All Subjects

on May 27, 2012 with 0 and 0 in category Warm Ups

Whether you’re aware or not…as parents or educators, you are being watched ALL OF THE TIME and you are shaping the ATTITUDES and BELIEFS of those around you! Children model themselves after the individuals they spend the most time with as well of those they look up to (parents and teachers tend to fall quite [...]

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A Box Of Treasures

on April 29, 2012 with 0 and 0 in category Warm Ups

This is a fun and simple activity for any individual.  I participated in something similar when I was enrolled in a self-development class. Every person participating requires a small box or container of their choice. It could be store bought, designed and created by the person, or received as a gift. If this is a […]

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As Unique As A Snowflake!

on February 26, 2012 with 2 and 0 in category Warm Ups

This easy activity is a wonderful way to celebrate each person’s uniqueness and individuality.  So often, children attempt to blend or fit in with what is perceived as ‘the way.’  However, by conforming to others’ ways, kids forget about their own.  It is incredibly important for kids to learn what they are uniquely passionate about, [...]

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You In 6 Words

on February 23, 2012 with 3 and 0 in category Warm Ups

This Warm-Up Activity is to the credit of the infamous Oprah Winfrey.  An activity aimed at adults but no less effective for children and youth.  In her February 2012 issue of “O Magazine,” she focused on living your best life through expressing yourself.  One of the challenges was to create your own personal memoir, crafting […]

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Life Is Like A Bucket Of Golf Balls

on January 29, 2012 with 88 and 0 in category Warm Ups

**Note** I am unable to take credit for this warm-up activity; however, it is a great one to perform in the classroom (modified to suit the age of course).  This idea has been circulating the internet for some time and would be an AMAZING introductory activity for the lesson plan, “How Full Is YOUR Bucket?”  [...]

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Gratitude Breaks

on January 22, 2012 with 0 and 0 in category Warm Ups

As learned in the lesson plan, An Attitude For Gratitude (see Lesson Plans section), practicing how to be grateful can serve individuals in a variety of ways – from releasing stress and feeling good in the moment, to opening the doors to more and more good to manifest in your life.  Gratitude in general can […]

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Affirmations In Action!

on November 3, 2011 with 0 and 0 in category Warm Ups

Please refer to the “I Think, I Am” – Affirm That! lesson plan for details on how to begin teaching about affirmations.  This is a quick extension that can be used in the classroom daily, throughout the year. Every time a negative word or phrase is spoken in the classroom by a teacher or student, […]

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Fortune Cookie Fun!

on November 3, 2011 with 10 and 0 in category Warm Ups

As part of Asian Heritage month, we celebrate our learning with a traditional Chinese tradition – fortune cookies!  The students have so much fun opening their cookie to find good wishes for their path inside.  My students learned that when picking an item like this, there is no such thing as choosing the wrong one.  [...]

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