Carolyn Webber Alder, Park Record

There are times in Shelley Pierce's kindergarten class at Trailside Elementary School when everyone needs a break.

On Pierce's signal, the students grab a stuffed animal and lie on the ground, setting their monkeys, unicorns and dogs on their stomachs. Pierce reads from a short book as the students focus on moving their "breathing buddies" up and down with their breath.

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Students in Shelley Pierce's Kindergarten class at Trailside Elementary School lie
on the ground with their "breathing buddies" to practice mindful breathing. 
Pierce is one of several teachers at Trailside ES and Ecker Hill Middle School
who are undergoing training to include mindfulness practices in their classrooms.
(Photo by Tanzi Propst/The Park Record)


Note: PCEF donors support Mindfulness training.




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