Day 181 (of 185) when the heat is on….

Day 181 (of 185) when the heat is on….

The end of June marks a lot of pressure – the end of school year causes stresses for tests, pressure on transitions at the ‘end’ of a year – or time at a school, getting final assessments/marks communicated to the right people, AND the arrival of literal hot weather. As such, at this time of year more so than ever:

Stay hydrated
Stay moving – even if it’s on the shoulders of the day to stay a little cool
Breathe. Slowly in like you are smelling a flower; out like you are blowing on a candle  but not blowing it out. 

Make plans – coping steps plans are great (and why Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is so important) by breaking things down into smaller steps to accomplish. 
Have some down time (consuming) by reading a book, listening to a movie or podcast, even use those “dreaded” screens – just not for too long 😜

Have some done time (creating) by doing some writing, sharing something on a social media platform, even use those “amazing” screens – to create via Minecraft or something new that only “kids” use

Be mindful that there is a reason for spinners, fidget cubes, stuffed animals, Pokémon cards, etc etc – they help distract a brain that may be being over-stimulated. 

Do something out of the ordinary (as a family ideally) like driving to Tappen for ice cream or to Burger55…..and talk about “family trivia” (or general trivia or alphabet games – animals that start with A)
Because summer is here. And that means we have come to ends – and endings are hard – stopping class communities. No more structure and routine. Entering a time of…..”freedom” (that somehow has more restrictions and ‘donts’ than it maybe should have – see free range kids)

Again – stay hydrated……..and wear sunscreen…..and be cool 😎 

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About technolandy

Principal of Sorrento Elementary Educator pushing 'technologization' in education: blending technology and curriculum seamlessly. Advocate for better understanding of Anxiety in Education (and use of self-regulation) Piloting ePortfolios
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