Mindful Moments

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Welcome, South Middleton Students and Families.

Throughout the next few weeks, we will be updating this part of the website with information for how you can tend to the mental health of yourself and others. We will continue to post here throughout the rest of the year with the purpose of providing resources and ideas that that you can discuss as you and your family navigate the next weeks. We hope that something you read here will be helpful.

We look forward to all students starting their first official day of remote learning with us on April 15th. Please share your first eLearning day pictures under our post on Facebook or Twitter.

For the week of April 20 to the 24, we will be posting messages about the importance to THINK before we respond (to ask ourselves if our words are True, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary, and Kind).

Afterwards, we will be posting weekly information on this page about ways to stay mindful as we continue to deal with the unique circumstances that we find ourselves in right now.




Happy Monday Bubblers! Each week through the end of the school year, we’re going share a #BubblerSpirit theme and a mindful moments theme. Information about these ongoing theme ideas can be found by clicking on the mindful moments button in the eLearning section of the SMSD website.

Mindfulness Theme of the Week - Connecting - highlighting the importance of positive interactions with others to feel safe and secure.

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Live Everyday Like It's Taco Tuesday - This week's Mindfulness theme is Connecting. Share pictures of enjoying family time around the dinner table (whether it's taco night or not) or just spending time together. Being around the people we care about and who care about us is important in helping us deal with stressful situations.

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Help us get the conversation started! Share your favorite questions to ask around the dinner table.

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May 18-22
Mindful Moments/Art Lessons

This week's Mindful Moment is about Connecting.

Art is a wonderful tool we can use to connect with other people, our world, and our own emotions. Todays art project will center around an additional idea of connecting with others by wishing them well.

  1. We will start with a game called “Wishes for the World” Click here to play related video.
  2. Next we can make our own “Wishes for the World” Wishing Ball. 
    Click her for Mrs. Lutz teaching video.
  3. May 18-22, Wishes for the World Flipgrid, Click here.



For Secondary - We connect to others by learning about their story. Understanding the experiences of others help us to be more empathetic and understand the world around us. This idea is the focus of author Chimamana Ngozi Adichie talk about "The Danger of a Single Story."


Did you miss last week's Mindful Moment (or do you need a refresh)? Click on the links at the top left of this page for each week's focus!


If you have any questions, ideas, or comments about the mindfulness themes or activities, please contact Kim Spisak, Director of Student Services, or one of the following school counselors: 
Erin RechAron KunkleDanae KlockElmer Barrick, or Lindsay Graybill.