In Science and The Body, 10 – 12 year old students designed tree ornaments that reflect some of the work we’ve recently done together….!

Students figured out techniques that help calm our nervous systems when we are worried. These include breathing, focussing our attention, changing our physical position.

When parents arrived, we had a thoughtful conversation about experiences in our lives that have caused continued anxiety/scarring, and about experiences that have created memories that happily stay with us. We talked about how we can learn to make choices that increase positive experiences.

Students checked books out from our small library.

Families left for home, new ornaments in hand.