Research has proven that practicing mindfulness-based meditation and yoga in the classroom improves students’ focused attention and self-awareness, which contribute to academic success. Mindfulness-based practices also offer measurable health benefits and can reduce anxiety and depression. These valuable activities have become part of the daily routine in the second grade at Glen Urquhart School. Every day, after morning meeting, second graders move through yoga sequences, usually led by one of the students. They end each day with a three to seven minute guided meditation, also often student led.
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Waldorf School at Moraine Farm presents a lecutre by Kim John Payne based on his book The Soul of Discipline. The Simplicity Parenting Approach to Warm, Firm, and Calm Guidance - from Toddlers to Teens.
On Tuesday, March 21, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm., Kim John Payne will lead a lecture entitled Discipline: Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World, hosted by Waldorf School at Moraine Farm.
The lecture, based on Kim John Payne’s book, The Soul of Discipline, will explore how to set firm but loving limits that expand as a child grows from toddler to teen. Kim will offer strategies that parents and educators can use at home and in the classroom.
Registration is open to the public for a fee of $10.
Montserrat College of Art Offers Youth S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camps in Beverly for Grades 3-8 in July and August.
This summer, Montserrat College of Art is offering Youth S.T.E.A.M. week-long camps that will run July 10 through Aug. 4 at Montserrat’s downtown building, 248 Cabot St., Beverly, MA. These affordable, flexible, partial, or full-day opportunities for youth in grades 3-8 offer hands-on learning in a safe, supervised environment, led by professional faculty from educational institutions on the North Shore and beyond. Students are welcome to attend for more than one session. www.montserrat.edu/summer/
The Little Mermaid - The beloved tale of The Little Mermaid is brought to the stage in a brand new production following a sell-out tour of China and the U.K. The Panto Company presents their adaptation of this classic Hans Christian Anderson’s story to the stage in a fantastic, funny and exciting interactive show full of singing and dancing. The performance duration is approximately 60 minutes with one intermission.
Be prepared for any outdoor adventure and get certified to work in outdoor organizations and camps. Join this two-day Wilderness Medical Associates (https://www.wildmed.com/) course, April 22 -23, from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm each day. This certification is ideal for seasonal outdoor staff and those involved in recreational wilderness trips.
Learn about general medical concepts and life support skills when definitive care is over 2 hours away.
Waldorf at Moraine Farm School is offering an entry level course that will introduce the basic principles of beekeeping and biodynamic agricultural practices. At the end of the class, participants will know everything you need to know to establish a new honeybee colony. Participants will get a basic orientation in caring for the land in a way that supports the local pollinator population.
Glen Urquhart School invites children ages 4-7 to attend a fun 90-minute outdoor program on the Glen Urquhart campus in Beverly. Activities will include creative field games, a guided hike on the woodland trail, and songs and stories in the GUS greenhouse classroom.
Organized groups and families are welcome. Reserve your spot today.
Spend February vacation learning to survive in the wilds, track animals, and create your own adventure story. Our group will meet each day in an incredible heated greenhouse, and will venture out onto the many nearby trails to find clues left behind by wildlife about how they survive the winter, and practice our own survival skills. We will learn to become keen winter naturalists; figuring out what animal’s path we are following and how it eats and protects itself. As humans, we will build warm shelters, find food and water, perform basic first aid, make fires, and cook treats over the flames. At the end, use words, photographs, or drawings to create the story of your adventures. Hosted by Kestrel Educational Adventures at Glen Urquhart School.
North Shore Community Development Coalition, in partnership with River House and the Salem Education Foundation, are set to host the 11th Annual Polar Plunge. This event brings families, friends, and community members together to benefit the organization’s efforts to build affordable housing and strengthen communities in the North Shore. Join hundreds of brave supporters of all ages as they jump into the wintery waves to raise money for neighbors in need right here on the North Shore of Boston.