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Take a Deep Breath

Here it is already February, the Super Bowl is upon us, Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day are around the corner, and if you are like me, you are still finding remnants of the holidays in your house!  Now, Warren-Walker School has added to it all by mailing both our second quarter Report Cards and our 2013-2014 Enrollment Agreements for current students on the same day. I don’t remember that ever happening in the past, but it seems to me to be a sign that life, in general, is pretty busy!

So, let’s all take a collective deep breath!  In this way, we take control of what we can…ourselves. We can also focus on the moment we are experiencing…hopefully a moment of calm and an opportunity to enjoy a pleasant pause. Your children can learn to do this, too. It helps them soothe themselves, and relax. This day and age, being able to do that is a gift you give yourself.

We look forward to the second half of this school year with lots of enthusiasm and a sense of wonder at what has already been accomplished. Having just met in Grade Level meetings with the teachers, the current theme is that those special “A-ha!” moments are happening in every classroom. Students are accomplishing the uniquely human feat of “getting it” - making sense of what just a bit ago was muddle.

It’s good to get un-muddled! It releases our creative energy and allows us to look at the world with fresh eyes, feel imaginative or inventive, and embrace what the world has to offer.

I hope your New Year is off to a great start, and that many enlightened moments are yours to enjoy going forward!

 

Posted by Pamela Volker on Saturday February, 2, 2013 at 02:11PM

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