|When: 4th Friday in SeptemberThis day is set aside to honor and celebrate Native Americans, the first Americans to live in the U.S. Still commonly referred to as American Indians, the term “Native Americans” has been used in recent years as a sign of respect and recognition that they were indeed the first people to populate our great and wonderful nation. By the time the first explorers and settlers arrived from Europe, Native Americans had populated the entire North American continent, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the Gulf of Mexico all the way to the northern reaches of Canada.* http://holidayinsights.com/other/native.htm
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― Mother Teresa
― Dr. Seuss
a beautiful thing.”
― Mother Teresa
― Steve Maraboli
The Olympics is an historic event, where the best of the best athletes come together to compete and represent their country in a world wide event. Below are several interesting facts about the 2012 Olympic games:
- 204 Nations are participating in the 2012 Summer Olympics.
- 10,500 (est) athletes are participating in the Olympics.
- This year’s Moto is “Inspire a Generation”.
- The 2012 Summer Olympic program features 26 sports and a total of 39 disciplines.
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- Today on June 16, 1884,
- the first roller coaster in
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Every parent knows the importance of praise for kids. But many do not praise their children enough. Jack Canfield of Chicken Soup for the Soul once sited a study that followed a group of two-year olds around for a day. The results found that the average child received 432 negative statements and only 32 positive statements every day. Praise needs to be given to encourage children. Judy H. Wright, Parent Educator, author and international speaker says, “Encouragement is the process of focusing on your children’s assets and strengths in order to build their self-confidence and feelings of worth. I like to think of the word encourage broken into “en” courage meaning I am giving you the gift of courage.”
Through praise we let our children know that we appreciate their efforts not just their accomplishments and that our love and acceptance is not dependent on their behavior. Praising children encourages them to keep trying. It helps develop confidence and imparts a feeling of being loved, appreciated, and cared for.* To assist parents and teachers in praising their students and children, I created the above activities. Click the above images to download the coloring sheets. Enjoy!