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  1. What new discoveries will you make?

    March 2, 2016 by ann kuric

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    Press the image to start discovering!


  2. the events leading up to Holy Week

    February 28, 2016 by ann kuric

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    Holy Week is the week before Easter, commemorating events in the last days of Jesus’ life on Earth. It begins on Palm Sunday and ends onEaster Monday. The Sunday before Easter is known as Palm Sunday. It celebrates Jesus’ triumphal arrival in Jerusalem for the Jewish festival of Passover.

    Press the image to learn about these events in more detail.


  3. Mindfulness

    February 28, 2016 by ann kuric

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    Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience.

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    During this term we will be learning about how being Mindful is about training yourself to pay attention in a specific way.

    When you are mindful, you are:

    • Focused on the present moment
    • Trying not to think about anything that went on in the past or that might be coming up in future
    • Purposefully concentrating on what’s happening around you
    • Trying not to be judgemental about anything you notice, or label things as ‘good’ or ‘bad’

     

    We spend so much time thinking over stuff that has happened in the past, or worrying about things that may happen in the future, that often we actually forget to appreciate or enjoy the moment. Mindfulness is a way of bringing us back to experience life as it happens. When you’re mindful, it:

    • Helps clear your head
    • Helps you be more aware of yourself, your body and the environment
    • Helps to slow down your thoughts
    • Slows down your nervous system
    • Helps you to concentrate
    • Helps you relax
    • Can help you cope with stress


  4. The Power of Today

    February 28, 2016 by ann kuric

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    “Today is God’s gift to you. That’s why it’s called the present.”

    Today is a gift.

    Jesus instructed us not to worry about tomorrow. So, why not enjoy today, and live worry-free in regards to the future?

    Lord, help us, this day, to enjoy the present!

     

    Here are four ways you can transform today, taking it from ordinary to extraordinary:

    1. Notice the gifts around you. Whether it is the natural beauty that surrounds you, the interesting people you encounter, or the simple beating of your heart, everything is a miracle—if you have eyes to see it.
    2. Open your heart to receive them. It’s so easy to feel entitled and become cynical when we don’t get what we want or feel we deserve. But if we receive everything as a gift, designed for either our enjoyment, our transformation, or both, we open ourselves to new possibilities.
    3. Express your gratitude for them. This is one of the things that makes humans unique and sets us apart from the animals. But we have to speak it to experience the power of it.
    4. Bless someone else. Let your gratefulness overflow into the lives of those you encounter today. It doesn’t have to be fancy—just offer them a smile, a touch, or the simple gift of your presence. (You could also share this post with them!)

    Today will never be repeated. It it is unique among all the days of your life. Gratitude can transform into something to be remembered.


  5. Welcome 5OK

    February 28, 2016 by ann kuric

    imageOn behalf of Miss Mullavey and I, it brings me great joy to welcome our new students to 5OK. We are thrilled to have you with us, and we are excited to help nurture your academic strengths, encourage your personal growth, and inspire your creativity.

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  6. How well do you know your Christmas carols?

    December 11, 2015 by ann kuric

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  7. Advent Calendar

    November 30, 2015 by ann kuric

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  8. Christmas around the world

    November 30, 2015 by ann kuric

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  9. The Jesse Tree

    November 30, 2015 by ann kuric

    Press the image to make new discoveries about the Jesse Tree!


  10. Learning Sign Language

    November 13, 2015 by ann kuric

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