Sonya - Greeting
Henry Leavenworth Elementary is a Pre-K - 5th Grade building in Leavenworth, Kansas. We are one of four elementary's in our district, and average approximately 600 students in our building.
Kevin Lunsford - Introduction
Henry facts, demographics, building needs, opportunity for trauma sensitive training
Morning Meeting - When you think of trauma in school, what comes to mind?
Trauma is defined as and emotional shock following a stressful event or a physical injury, which may be associated with physical shock and sometimes leads to long-term neurosis.
Last summer, we had the opportunity to participate in a week-long Trauma Sensitive Schools training. The following video really opened our eyes to our ever-changing enviroment.
As a result:
From the training, we determined as a team there were 3 areas we wanted to focus on for year 1: Mindfulness, Calming Spaces, and Teacher Self Care
Cindy Scircle - Mindfulness
Adults Understanding the Brain of a Child Who Has Trauma
Students Mindfully Training the Brain:
- Wise Brain, Memory Saver, and Security Guard (Brain Power Handout)
- 3-D Brain Model
- Ways to Calm the Security and Engage the Wise Brain:
- Calming Items
- Sitting Like a Meerkat
- **Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty
- Bring the brain training into Bully Prevention, Career, and Social Lessons
- Helping students have hope they can train their brain to read differently by helping them build prefrontal pathways
Thankful for Our Neighbors and Lunch with Our First Responders
Ann Broeker - Calming Spaces
- Recognizing triggers
- Pro-Active vs. Re-Active
- A soft place to land and re-group
- Teaching kids to use tools to help them re-set/re-group
- Meant to be used for short periods of time
- Keeps students in the classroom
- Follow up with quiet conversation before joining the class
Anne-Marie Short - Teacher Self Care
- Shake it Out and Pool Noodle
- Self-Care Assessment
- Power Plans