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    Dear Students,
     
    It is ok if Covid-91 is making you feel anxious, scared, or angry.  Wash your hands and follow the guidelines set by the World Heath Organization.  But don't forget to take care of your mental health too. Try out these activities to practice self care:

     

    EXERCISE

    Be active! With the help of an adult, search these phrases on YouTube for work outs:

    Just Dance

    Go Noodle

    Cosmic Kids Yoga

    Zumba for kids

    academy.yogaed.com (website)

     

    MEDITATE

    Calm your mind with meditation and breathing exercises. With permission from an adult, download these free apps:

    Stop, Breathe, & Think Kids

    Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame Street

    Meditation for Kids

    Cosmic Kids Yoga

     

    READ

    You may have books at home. These websites offer digital reading materials!

     https://eriesd.follettdestiny.com/common/servlet/presenthomeform.do?l2m=Home&tm=Home&l2m=Home

    Storylineonline.net

    Ryanandcraig.com

    Vooks.com (one month free)

     

    CREATE

    Draw, paint, color, or craft! Pinterest has lots of ideas for projects you can create with materials recycled from around your home. Let your imagine run wild!

     

    LISTEN

    Listen to music, a podcast, or an audiobook. It may help you to listen to relaxing music. Try these Pandora stations:

    Beats for Studying

    Piano Guys

    Classical Goes Pop

     

    WRITE

    Create a journal to record your thoughts, feelings, and activities over the break. You can write or type on a device!

     

    EXPLORE

    Use your time off to discover some new hobbies. What do you like to do? What makes you happy? Try something you’ve never done before or learn a new skill!

     

    STRESS TOOLS

    Stress tools and fidgets may help relieve anxiety. Here are some items you may have at home to help you relax:

    Stress balls

    Playdoh, putty, or clay

    Headphones to reduce noise

     

    SHARE

    Don’t forget…it is very healthy to talk about your feelings. Share with your friends and family! If you’re feeling anxious or negative, get help from a trusted adult.

     

    CONNECT

    Even though your teacher won’t see you at school, you can still keep in touch!

    Mrs. Rozenek

    4th grade 

    School: Mckinley School
     
     
    I can't wait to see you when we return well!
    Love,
    Mrs. Rozenek