AUGUST LESSONS

INGREDIENTS FOR LUCK

1/3   PREPARATION

1/3   PATIENCE

1/3   OPPORTUNITY

- Fredrick Douglas -

"Purpose"

ASKING BIG QUESTIONS

FOR BETTER DIRECTIONS

 

Unite your class and family,

while getting clear about why you are here. 

KIDS WHO ARE UNITED WITH PURPOSE, MAKE IT ALL WORTH IT

Start the 2020-2021 school year with purpose! When parents, teachers and students begin the year with purpose, it builds self-worth, community, belonging, connection, drive and excitement for the school year.

 

This month, we'll build a sense of purpose both as a group and individually with morning meeting activities, personal intentions, big conversations, book recommendations, mental resilience practice and so much more to support and go beyond the Common Core. 

TEACH AND PARENT WITH PURPOSE

Although our children are small, their questions are big; when we allow time to explore the answers, they start to gain a better sense of direction in school, at home and for the future. Kids who connect with a purpose generally are more cooperative, patient, resilient, respectful and confident.

Adults who stay grounded with purpose, have a greater sense of accomplishment, ease, happiness and adventure. They also tend to be less stressed and anxious.

RESILIENCE
INTENTION
COMMUNITY
SELF-WORTH
BELONGING
PATIENCE
RESPONSIBILITY
TOLERANCE
PURPOSE
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YOUR PURPOSE LESSONS START HERE

Check out the available PDF downloads today:  

1. OUR CLASS CONSTITUTION

FOR GRADES 2 & UP 
Answering big questions, for a common purpose, can bring the most diverse groups of students together. When your students make a Class Constitution, it fosters unity, self-worth and belonging. Build your classroom community, celebrate differences and learn more about the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution with this life-sized activity! 

2. THE FAMILY PACT

KINDER YEARS & UP

The unpredictability of this school year has added extra stress to life at home, but creating a Family Mission Statement or Pact is a fun way to function with more joy, community and connection. Giving kids the responsibility and voice to actively contribute to the home atmosphere fosters leadership and their ability to respond positively in challenging circumstances.

3. THE BIGGER PICTURE

FOR TWEENS, TEENS & GROWN-UP HUMAN BEINGS

Asking big life questions in your little morning meetings is a great way build connection, self-worth and curiosity. Not only does wonder have educational benefits, it is also linked to various social and psychological strengths including greater tolerance and noncritical attitudes. This guided exercise explores three of the biggest life questions to satisfy you and your young learners sense of wonder!

4. LIFE COMPASS 

This journaling activity is a navigational tool for teens, tweens and grown-up human beings. When you feel stuck, lost or things just aren’t working out the way you planned, having a sense of purpose can make it all worth it! Even the youngest learners tend to be happier and more motivated when they find that their life can be filled with purpose. 

5. TEACH WITH PURPOSE

FOR PARENTS & TEACHERS

This inspirational download was created to help you mentally recharge throughout the year. It is a beautiful reminder of the importance of your role and impact on the world. Explore the bonus exercises and more!

WE ARE "MULTI - PASSIONATE" HUMAN BEINGS WHO HAVE MORE REASON THAN EVER BEFORE TO LIVE A LIFE OF PURPOSE 

 - Inspired By - Marie Forleo

Home School

Great Day Academics 

Teaches

"Purpose"

What do you want to be when you grow up ? This question has set our children's compass off course for generations. In our lifetime, we will do and be many things. While answering this question can give them long-term goals, prematurely answering this question can lead them away from the patience needed to commit to their current roles and be open to new windows of success.

 

Who am I ? Children are naturally inquisitive. When we start to satisfy their sense of wonder by asking and answering big questions, it can help them gain the confidence they need to live a life with purpose, more meaning and motivation to pursue big goals.

Uniting groups of children for a positive common purpose is a powerful way to establish compassionate, global leaders. 

 

THE SCIENCE OF 

"Wonder"

Curiosity and wonder are now viewed as an important attribute for the next generation of scientists. "Curiosity is often held up as one of the most favorable qualities of a good scientist", says Samantha Green from the Society Leaders Press. 

 

In a meta-analysis published in Perspective on Psychological Science, Sophie von Stumm proved that conscientiousness and curiosity had positive effects on academic performance, including traditional measures of intelligence.

 

Not only does deep wonder have educational benefits, it is also linked to various social and psychological strengths including greater tolerance, noncritical attitudes and unconventional thinking.

HOW THESE

LESSONS HELPED ME 

Having a personal mission statement not only helped point me in the direction of my dreams, it allowed me to reflect on my life experiences and see clearly how each of my challenges, big ideas, values, and own unique personality was consistently working like a compass- leading me in the right direction every time. As an added bonus, when things get too chaotic in my daily life, my personal purpose statement keeps me mentally resilient and present with my family, life and work.   

This too, is my wish for you!

Adrienne Collins

Educator | Founder

 

LET YOUR PURPOSE BE ROOTED IN THE

GENUINE INTEREST OF OUR COLLECTIVE GOOD

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

For Teaching & Learning Purpose

For Adults:

Everything is Figuroutable -  Marie Forleo

Leading with Intention  -  Jeanne Spiller

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People -  Stephen R. Covey

For Tweens & Teens:

The Way of the Warrior Kid Series - Jocko Willink

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens-  Stephen R. Covey

For Our Kids:

Ada Twist, Scientist - Andrea Beaty

Iggy Peck, Architect - Andrea Beaty

Nerdy Birdy -  Aaron Reynolds & Matt Davies

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why

Our Class Is A Family - Shannon Olsen

Rosie Revere Engineer - Andrea Beaty

The Most Magnificent Thing - Ashley Spires

The Day You Begin - Jacqueline Woodson

Your're Here for a Reason - Nancy Tillman 

What Do You Do With An Idea - Kobi Yamada

Weslandia - Paul Fleischman

EXTRA CREDIT COMMUNITY

Hi there gang!

Please share! Living a purpose - filled life means making sure the things you value most are a priority. What does your family or class value most? 

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