Foothills PTECH Academy of Health and Medical Sciences students visited first and second grade classes at Park Terrace Elementary School in November to present a mindfulness activity and share an e-book they had created specifically for each class.
The presentation followed outreach the PTECH students began in October as part of their self-developed year-long mindfulness study. This included meeting with and interviewing the elementary students to determine their interests.
The PTECH students then created materials and a lesson designed to engage the younger students based on their interests and social-emotional concerns. The lesson featured breathing exercises, yoga poses and meditation.
The e-books created by the PTECH students will be added to a digital library, along with a mindfulness activity for the elementary classes to supplement Park Terrace’s ongoing mindfulness curriculum.