This collection of 36 discussion starters helps children learn, week by week, about many social and moral dilemmas they face every day. Some examples include:
- Group relationships
- Welcoming a new student
- Overuse of technology
- Etc., etc. etc.
Full instructions are provided to to help the teacher implement this valuable weekly plan to generate discussion about character education.
It uses a dragon theme: Keep the Dragons Out of Our Classroom to help children understand the wrong behavior can be very dangerous.
This 144-page book contains nine original short stories and many more images to comfort and heal the tired teacher's soul.
It is the perfect go-to escape after a long day. Envision yourself in the many places I have depicted in images and words. Or, keep this book in your desk drawer for a ten-minute trip to a different environment. You might even share these stories with your students. See if they can develop a different story for the pictures, or a different ending for the story I have written.
My Peaceful Place is also perfect as a gift for a hospitalized friend or a grandparent in a nursing home... anyone who is unable to get out into the world and enjoy all that nature has to offer.
Research shows that the healing effects of natural scenes are increasingly being understood as helpful in stressful environments such as hospitals, nursing homes, and even remote military sites. Simply seeing nature is important to people and is an effective means of relieving stress and improving well-being. Apparently, it is not necessary to actually experience nature, simply looking at it even remotely, provides a calming effect.
Go to My Peaceful Place and I'm sure it will become YOUR PEACEFUL PLACE, too!
Go to my primary website, www.reneeheissart.com for a sample story!
This mask PATTERN is unique in that it includes a dart on each side of a center seam to allow for easier breathing and less feeling of suffocation while wearing the mask.
Detailed instructions are easy to follow with images for each step.
Materials needed to complete this pattern are:
• Two pieces of cotton fabric approximately 8” x 20”
• Optional: If you want a three-layered mask, use a layer of interfacing and sew just like the top and bottom fabrics.
• 4” piece of a pipe cleaner (for the nose pincher)
• 26” of ¼” elastic, cut in half
• OR 48” of ¼” ribbon, cut in half