The main picture is Patrick in senior infants recieving a letter from his friend Matthew also in senior infants. A simple/old fashioned yet brilliant way for the children to communicate.
WELL-BEING IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS
This week we will focus on both or mental health and physical health. This will increase our body’s tolerance to stress. Exercise itself is a stressor as it makes our body produce the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline. When we exercise, our brain chemistry changes through the release of endorphins sometimes called the ‘feel good hormones’. Which can calm anxiety and lift your mood.
Having fun this week through daily exercises will help to improve our overall wellbeing. If you enjoy an activity you’re more likely to keep doing it. The following activities are only suggestions.
Remember its ok not to be ok!
Weekly challenge: Get Active / Have Fun
You can follow ‘the body coach’ for fun daily challenges.
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Monday Take a mindful walk away from the homework and dishes. Listen to the birds, feel the sun on your face. Sit and listen to your breathing. Think happy thoughts gather some flowers for a May Alter. May is the month of Mary.
Get out on your bikes. Feel the breeze on your face. Wear your helmet and stay safe.
Build and obstacle course in your garden. Running, jumping, climbing, walking, crawling, get the heart rate pumping and get the giggles out.
Pump up the music and have a home disco.
Act of kindness day. This day will stay the same every week. Helping at home is very important.
Help around the house. Say please and thank you. Be mindful of others, show gratitude. Draw a picture, water the plants, brush the floor or help make buns. It’s the little things that you will remember.
Friday : Send in photos
Homework for Parents😊
Continue to be mindful, take time to focus on your breathing. This is a daily exercise to bring your thoughts back to the present moment. Continue to build on your positive thoughts.