First graders had a blast learning about their brains! We talked about how our brain controls everything in our body, including our feelings. When we feel upset or angry our brains can’t think clearly. When we stop and take slow, deep breaths, we calm our brain and feel better.
Students also learned about neurons and how each time they push through a challenge to learn something new they are making stronger connections. If work gets hard, just imagine neurons in your brain trying to connect and remember, The Power of Yet- I can do it, if I don’t give up, I just haven’t gotten it YET.