This Week at Falls Lake Academy 4/20/2020

Dear Firebird Families,
We are REALLY missing our firebirds! Our teachers have created special messages and have posted them on our website for you to see. Please visit the link below to read our messages (use the arrows to scroll and see them all):
fallslakeacademy.com/covid-19-news/

Message from our Counselors
For parents:

Tip for Helping Your Child Through Challenging Times (By Dr. Pamela Bruening):
Be relationship-focused! Focus on doing things as a family during this unexpected time together. Learn to know each other better- personal strengths, creative talents, likes and dislikes, ideas and dreams. Create a family vision board for your family’s future goals. Play games together, share movies together, create art or cook together, or complete home improvement projects together. Focus on getting to know your child better by listening without judgment, asking lots of questions, and showing interest in your child’s preferences, ideas, and schoolwork.

Here’s a list of movies you can watch together as a family: Best Family Movies
Not sure how to create a vision board? Use this tutorial: Create a Family Vision Board

For students:
Looking for something to do at home to help you feel more connected with yourself and others? Try this Social-Emotional Challenge and Scavenger Hunt!

• Find something you are grateful for that makes you laugh
• Give a kind compliment to a family member
• Find an inspirational quote and share it with a peer, teacher, counselor, or family member
• Ask someone how they are
• Write a kind note or message to a friend
• Tell someone thank you
• Go outside and find a plant, something yellow, and something that makes you smile
• Mindfulness 5-4-3-2-1. Name five things you can see, four things you can touch, three things you can hear, two things you can smell, and one thing you can taste
• Write a compliment about yourself
• Find something you are grateful for that brings you joy
• Go on a 5-10 minute walk and challenge yourself to not use any digital devices. Identify 10 things that start with the letter R on your walk
• What is the best part of digital learning / remote learning? Take a selfie or a short video of you and your response
• Find something that represents compassion
• Find something you are grateful for that you just learned/discovered
• As a brain break, do 20 jumping jacks, 15 squats, 10 lunges, and 5 push-ups

Seniors: Mrs. Jackson will be hosting a weekly opportunity for seniors to check-in with each other as well ask questions! These are tentatively scheduled for Thursdays at 1. Contact Mrs. Jackson for additional information.

We love and miss you all,
Mrs. Hobgood
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