Dogwood Students Make Mind-Body Connection

Dogwood Students Make Mind-Body Connection

Social-emotional learning is a top priority for the school district. To that end, the students at Dogwood Elementary School engage in different practices throughout the school day to help keep them connected and focused.

Some classroom teachers hold morning meetings to lay the groundwork for the day and keep the class focused on the day’s activities. Other teachers engage in meditation exercises before testing or to calm the class.

The Dogwood Yoga Club meets for an hour every Friday before school. Yoga teaches the students flexibility, mindfulness, relaxation techniques and helps to connect the mind and body. Kindergarten through second-grade students participate in the first six-week session, while grades 3-5 join the second session.