May 30 2014:
I happen to have some 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th graders in my charge a few weeks ago. Besides some of the students being adamant that I’m 15-20 years younger than I am, I was quite the experience for them! HA! Had them do a wordle for their favorite book, movie or hobby, gave them a mini lesson on blogging, and had them do some breathing and yoga!
Overheard one young man telling another that he uses cuss words. I asked him if he liked using them and how it made him feel. He said he didn’t but people made him so mad. I suggested to him that we are the only one’s in charge of what comes out of our mouth and it is always our choice how we respond to others. No one can truly make us mad. Anger is a choice we make for ourselves. Here’s one of the wordles. Cool!