As part of their mindfulness work, the fifth grade (Tamar) students created glitter jars this week. Students were invited to choose three different colors of glitter, which represented three different types of feelings: feelings of accomplishment, feelings of disappointment and feelings of anticipation.

Students mixed the glitter with water, glycerine and a few drops of glue and created their own swirling glitter jars. The jars are the first addition to each student’s “Calm Box,” which is made up of items the students can use to help relax their bodies and minds throughout the day.

Micah, a fifth grade student, felt inspired by the activity to create this calming video. We hope you enjoy!

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