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School News Network: Kent City Yoga Radio

Feb 6, 2020
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Middle schoolers in Kent City are learning to control their emotions through yoga, which they practice regularly.

As educators look for ways to help children cope with stress, high on the list of is having students experience the ancient practice of yoga.

In a Kent City Middle School classroom for students with emotional challenges, School social worker Dan Sullivan leads the group in traditional Yoga poses at least once a week.

Improving classroom management and educational gains from doing yoga is researched based, he said

SNN: Third grade Science Shift

May 6, 2019
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Teachers in Sparta, Northview, Kentwood and Wyoming are participating in a pilot science program that ties Next Generation Science Standard-aligned lessons with lessons in math and literacy.

For many third graders, the year began grappling with big questions like “Why do I see so many squirrels, but can’t find any Stegosauruses?”

Students looked for both, then tried to figure out why the squirrel survived and the dino didn’t. Adaptations of ankle bones, tails and diets seemed to make all the difference.

SNN: Kent City Poppy Poster Contest

Jun 5, 2018
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As the school year draws to a close, students in Kent City are making connections with veterans in an annual contest that brings awareness to military service through a creative outlet.

Kent City art teacher Clare Johnson helped students prepare for the annual American Legion Post 123 poppy poster contest. It’s her way of making sure they think about those who came before them and sacrificed their lives in military service.