We talked about how it felt to receive a compliment. Most had forgotten the compliment I had given them earlier. Several noticed that it was easy to forget compliments and wondered why that was. We talked about those 'sticky thoughts and words' from a previous lesson sprinkled with some brain science ( which they love). This tied in well to our red/green thought metaphor and how sticky a negative thought can be. ( Scroll down when you get here to see this lesson on how negative words are sticky like post its.) We decided we needed to 'pause' and let the compliment be felt.
The children were able to talk about what they noticed during this lesson on sending kind thoughts and their insight was at times rather poignant. We then went to the Emwave room and a few tried thinking/sending kind thoughts as they used their Emwaves. Several noted a feeling of calm when they tried.
The children added another page to their Mindful Notebook on sending kind thoughts. They also wrote a reflection on when they have used 5 count breathing outside the classroom.