Entries by Mary Virgi

Bucket Fillers

Have you filled a bucket today?  Being a PeaceBuilder is the same thing as being a Bucket Filler! We are called to be kind to one another.  Take a look at the activities below. 🙂 http://www.bucketfillers101.com/archive-current.php

Building Success at Home

I wanted to share a great article about how to teach kids self-regulation skills at home.  When kids learn to become more self-aware and able to regulate feelings, they are able to be more successful.  Take a look at the article below! https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/uk/16/05/building-success-home

Kindness

How about an inspiring story on this Monday?  Take a look at the link below.  Stay positive, treat one another with kindness, and keep moving forward!  🙂    

Healing Books

Books are great ways to tell stories and share inspiring lessons. Are you interested in some great books for your kids?  Below is a list of books on different topics from motivation to kindness.  Take a look! http://booksthathealkids.blogspot.com/

Bullying vs. Conflict

It is very important to know the difference between bullying and conflict.  Learn the differences below as well as ways to respond. BULLYING VS. CONFLICT BULLYING Hurtful Repeated (happens regularly) Intentional (on purpose) Imbalance of power (person has a difficult time making the behavior stop) CONFLICT Equal balance of Power Usually a disagreement or different point […]

Test-Taking Tips

Since we are starting standardized testing this week, I thought it would be helpful to post some positive test-taking skills.  These are taken from a book I would recommend for kids called, “Tyler Tames the Testing Tiger.”  Make sure your reinforce to your kids to stay calm and just try their best. Good luck! Test-Taking Tips […]

Telling vs. Tattling

What is the difference between tattling and telling?  Tattling is when you are trying to get someone IN trouble.  Telling is when you are trying to get someone OUT of trouble.  Read more in the article below: http://www.togetheragainstbullying.org/the-difference-between-telling-and-tattling This is also a great table to outline the differences: http://allthingskatiemarie.blogspot.com/2012/02/new-reporting-vs-tattling-poster.html?m=1

Building Resilience in Kids

Building resilience is a key skill for kids to learn.  Resilience helps children overcome obstacles in their lives and keep moving forward. Read the article below to learn more! https://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/emotional-wellness/Building-Resilience/Pages/Building-Resilience-in-Children.aspx

Thankful

Kid President reminds us to be thankful!  Take a look in the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA5Qpt1JRE4 It’s important to remember to be thankful for all of the wonderful blessings in our lives.  What are you thankful for?

Empathy

Empathy can help to prevent bullying behaviors.  You can help teach your children empathy at home.  The article below shares some great ideas for building empathy in kids. http://sites.gse.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/making-caring-common/files/empathy.pdf