At HDES we have been participating in 26 Days of Alphabreaths based on the book Alphabreaths: The ABCs of Mindful Breathing by Christopher Willard and Daniel Rechtschaffen. Each day on the morning announcements, students are introduced to a new breathing exercise. With this book, "[students] will learn their ABCs and the basics of mindfulness through playful breathing exercises. Breaths like Mountain Breath and Redwood Breath will connect them with nature, while breaths like Heart Breath and Wish Breath will help them remember to fill their heart with gratitude and send good wishes to others." - Amazon.com
Wednesday, December 4th is Teddy Bear Breath day at HDES. Students are invited to bring a small teddy bear with them to school to practice this deep breathing exercise!