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Fostering Mindfulness in the Classroom

Beacon Elementary in Harper Woods, Michigan is refocusing students’ negative energy through a ‘focus room’ dedicated to helping students prone to outbursts. Staffed around the clock by two adults -“Mr. B” (Behavior Interventionist) and  “Miss C” (Focus Room Director) with specialized training, the focus room gives students a place to step away from the classroom to not disrupt other students, take… 

Your Preschooler Can Cook!

Cooking with your child can be fun and provide many opportunities to develop skills in math, literacy, language, and science. Children also develop self-confidence and healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime.   Some areas of development that cooking promotes include: Language and communication-Children learn new vocabulary, increase language and promote early literacy. Children can tell you what they… 

Self Care: It All Starts with You

Dear Teacher, You may have noticed that your work is not easy.  It’s extremely important.  At such a dynamic stage of human-development it holds boundless possibilities.  You are very integral to building the foundation of social and emotional health and capacity of the children in your care.  And indeed, there are many joyful and rewarding moments that are so very… 

Flodin Park in Canton and Splash Pad

 Canton’s Flodin Park is a 28.5-acre park located at 43399 Saltz Rd in Canton, Michigan.  The splash park is open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Flodin Park is host to a Baseball / Softball Diamond, Basketball Court, Creek, Nature Trails, Pedestrian Path, Playground, Pond, Splash Playground, Tennis Courts, Wetland Areas and Woodland Areas.   Parking is really close to the splash pad area and playground… 

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