Missoula Community School

Category: Mindfulness


Thank you, Little Cloud and Earth Day

The week before parent-teacher conferences students got together with Julia to put together a gift for the teachers. Teachers got an unexpected thirty minute break to go get coffee, go for a walk, work on portfolios, or just choose a…

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Peace, Community, and Taking Deep Breaths

Our last Mindfulness and Movement lesson we focused on peace and community. We discussed what the word ‘peace’ means, and what we all think of when we hear the word peace. Then, we worked together with kindness and respect to…

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Expectations and Using a Mindfulness Jar

Last week in Mindfulness and Movement we addressed our MCS expectations. We had a discussion about rules, and what they are and why we have them. We agreed that rules help teach us what we should and should not do, and…

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Family and Emotions

Last week in Mindfulness and Movement we discussed what a family is. A family is the group of people you live with who love and take care of each other. All families are different, and they are all beautiful and special because…

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Anh’s Anger and The Skin We Are In

Last week in Mindfulness and Movement we read the book ‘Anh’s Anger’ and discussed different ways we can take care of our anger. It’s a wonderful story that describes anger as a creature who makes you say and do mean things…

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Upcoming Events

We have a couple mindful events coming up! First is our parent meeting, which will take place at the school on January 12th, 3:30pm-4:30pm.  During this time our mindfulness coordinator will share what your children have been doing at school…

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Expressing Yourself

Last week in Mindfulness and Movement Julia was absent and Gerri filled in! Classes spent time doing Brain Gym movements and talking about peace! Gerri then read ‘The Peace Book’ by Todd Parr and discussed what peace is. What does…

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Safe Bodies and Being Thankful

Our last mindfulness lesson we focused on having a safe body and learning how to control our movements. We read the book ‘I See Kindness Everywhere’ and played three movement games. The first game was passing a spoon around with…

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Mindfulness and Movement Update September 11, 2015

Welcome to a new school year at Missoula Community School! Our first couple weeks of Mindfulness and Movement have been wonderful! Students come into the Aqua Room on Friday mornings (which holds a three year old class Monday-Thursday) for half…

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Our Mindful Moments

This year has been filled with so much love, laughter and learning. Our Mindfulness and Movement lessons have been a mix of some of our favorite lessons from last year, as well as some new ones! At the beginning of…

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