Missoula Community School

Category: Mindfulness


Mindful Drinking Tea Time and Bat Breaths

Hello friends!  Last week’s Mindful Friday fell after Halloween!  Since there are usually more tricks than treats at school the day after Halloween, we decided to keep things low key with tea!  The history of drinking tea dates back to…

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A Quiet Place

Hello friends!  Last week in mindfulness we talked about the importance of having “a quiet place”, and being able to go somewhere comfortable and calming when you feel overwhelmed or like you are needing some space.  We started circle by…

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Fall Outside Games

Hello friends!  Today we went outside for mindfulness and engaged in some autumn games and exploration!  I had four mindful games set up in the front lawn that helped foster gross motor development and attention focus.  The first game was…

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Anger Dragon Breaths

Hello friends! Today in Mindfulness we talked about our anger, and what to do when our bodies are not being safe while angry. We also had a lot of discussion on what our faces and bodies look like when we…

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Fall Senses!

Mindfulness at Home Fall walks are a wonderful way to soak in the changing of the season.  Make it a game and see how many signs of fall you can find!  Maybe you see a squirrel gathering things to munch on,…

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Mindful Walking and Manners

Mindful Walking Last week we read another book about Ahn, and how he takes care of his anger.  In the story Steps and Stones, by Gail Silver, Ahn finds himself sad and then very angry when his friends choose not to…

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Mindful Movements

  With the chilly weather rolling in, we have been incorporating more movement into our Fridays to help with the wiggles!    Last week we tickled our sense of touch by playing Mystery box!  I put an assortment of items…

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Feelings

The last two weeks of Mindfulness have been all about feelings!  Last week we read The Way I Feel, by Janan Cain.  The book describes an array of emotions: silly, scared, happy, sad, angry, jealous, bored, disappointed, shy, frustrated, excited, and proud. …

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Breath

Welcome Back to school friends! Our first two mindfulness classes have been such a breath of fresh air!  Not only because I get to see so many excited faces, but because we have been learning about our breath!  Last week…

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Kindness and Diversity

Last weeks mindfulness we talked about kindness, and the little ways we can give gifts of kindness to others.  Kindness can be as grand as making a special breakfast for someone, or as simple as just listening to a friend. …

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