September 15, 2016

Mindful, as described by Jon Kabat-Zinn, is maintaining an awareness of thoughts, feelings, and sensations within a surrounding environment. He simplifies this by saying, “It’s knowing what’s on your mind.” I think we can all agree that we know what is on our mind at a...

September 4, 2016

Summer - We look forward to it all year long…we count down the days until it officially arrives… we dream about it, we plan for it, and we can hardly wait to enjoy it. When that magical moment arrives, we savor every minute. Goodbye alarm clocks, fast paced mornings wi...

May 28, 2016

When I reflect upon my first year in the classroom at Woodside Elementary in 2005, I can’t help but smile at how far I have come. At that time, a classroom of fifteen English Language Learners, two students on the Autism spectrum, and one student with arthrogryposis se...

May 3, 2016

Spring is upon us, and the birds are chirping. We really gave them something to chirp about this past Thursday as we hung hand made bird feeders in Discovery Woods as a special Earth Day treat. Knowing Paul would be out on Friday (and he was the brains behind this fun...

April 20, 2016

In our classroom, we stress the importance of being a good friend and being a good sport in all that we do. Whether it’s Fitness Friday, P.E. class, board games in the classroom, or a game during recess, our kids know we stand for nothing less than the utmost respect f...

April 19, 2016

I realized I skipped last week’s blog update…but then I realized that I had a great excuse! Our class spent last Friday morning fine tuning some of our favorite yoga poses, and putting them together in a flow in anticipation of the first annual Kids Yoga Day on April 8...

March 22, 2016

One of the best things about being at a school where the administration team truly believes in the health and wellness of teachers is being able to share your own personal interests with the children in your class. Many kids tell me that they know me as the teacher who...

February 17, 2016

Last Friday was an especially fun Fitness Friday (do I say this about all of them?!) We had a special Valentine Yoga class, where each of our poses involved sending love and positive thoughts to those around us. Having had several yoga sessions with these kids througho...

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Sarah is the co-director of team Bristow, a passionate educator and mentor, and an advocate for a healthy lifestyle. Just like the rest of us, she seeks to grow every day.

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