Our Favorite Tweets for May 2022

Feel Your Feelings. Happy #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth! This May, we’re focused on feelings: identifying them, sharing them, and most importantly, FEELING them. pic.twitter.com/2H4c1QrokF — The Mental Health Coalition (@mentalhealthcln) May 2, 2022 Don’t Forget You Can… Motivation going into the weekend, go easy on yourself! 😌 pic.twitter.com/BT44F1oy5O — Kristin Portsmouth (@design_by_kp) April 30, 2022 The Perfectionism Spiral

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Non-Metal Bridges for Superhero Metropolis

Hook, Challenge, and Constraints Hook A super villain named Sir Ion, who can control metal with his mind, has destroyed all but one of the bridges in Superhero Metropolis. He accidentally sat on a bowl of chocolate pudding, and when people started laughing at him, he got extremely upset, destroying all the metal bridges in

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The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein

Summary On the day of the school talent show, like every other day, Beatrice wakes up and completes her morning routine. She gets dressed, makes her bed, feeds her hamster, and packs lunch for her brother Carl. She remembers to do everything, and she does everything just right. When Beatrice and Carl leave to go

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Our Favorite Tweets for April 2022

First Three Dominos Don’t skip the first three dominos. pic.twitter.com/HEY4YKvtH8 — Janis Ozolins (@OzolinsJanis) March 28, 2022 Recognize-Understand-Label-Express-Regulate You’ll always have emotions. It’s time to learn how to deal with them! – @marcbrackett from his book “Permission to feel” pic.twitter.com/euz1sLvI1U — Saba Yazdani (@saba_yazdani) March 24, 2022 Make It Your Explicit Goal to Be Uncomfortable

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The Incorrigible Sulk’s New Room

Hook, Challenge, and Constraints Hook The Amazing Brainiac has a new roommate, the Incorrigible Sulk. She’s a superhero with super strength as well as a great friend, but she gets upset easily and whenever that happens, she tends to destroy everything! When she went to the ice cream shop to get some mint chocolate chip

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Module 3: 10 Lessons Explained in 10 GIFs

1. Hi there. I’m Special Agent L, the head of Imagineerz.   2. NASA will undoubtedly encounter a lot of problems on the way to Mars. That’s where we come in.   3. Disaster in Orbit!   4. The Trolls Take Off   5. We’ve Hit a STOP Sign   6. Our mission today is

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Module 1: 10 Lessons Explained in 10 GIFs

1. Welcome New Agents     2. Introducing Special Agent L   3. Four Steps   4. Boys! Boys! I’ve got it!   5. Welcome to your first lesson in troll dodging.   6. STOP Sign!   7. I CAN!   8. I-CAN MAN   9. Oh man! Building time is over?!   10. Blast

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What Do You Do with a Chance by Kobi Yamada

Summary One day, a little boy gets a chance. It appears in the form of a shiny golden origami butterfly, but it could represent anything. The chance flies all around the boy, but he isn’t sure what to do with it. When he starts to grab for it, he hesitates and it flies away. The

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Our Favorite Tweets for March 2022

Well Being Bingo! A really easy way to check in with my tutees… The most interesting fact involved a bumhole and 2 raccoons 🤦‍♀️ #formtutorsarevital #studentwellbeing pic.twitter.com/TE74xEPNi8 — Naomi-Jane Roche (@NaomiJaneRoche) February 17, 2022 Kid Hotline Offers Advice An inspired art project that teaches empathy. Imagine if we liberated all teachers & kids from the

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The Amazing Brainiac’s New Hideout

Hook, Challenge, and Constraints  Hook The Amazing Brainiac is the world’s smartest superhero who can predict crime before it happens. She has been getting picked on by an evil supergenius, Egghead, who just built himself a cool, secret lair that’s really tall and fancy. Now he’s making fun of Brainiac’s old, dusty hideout that

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When Sophie Thinks She Can’t… by Molly Bang

Summary Sophie is a little girl who loves gardening. One day, when she is struggling to solve a jigsaw puzzle, her older sister walks up and solves it for her, telling her she wasn’t smart enough to solve it herself. The next day at school, Sophie is still upset and convinced she isn’t smart. Her

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Sometimes it works. Sometimes you learn.

Every month, Imagineerz Learning is sharing more of our favorite ideas and resources: Suggested Read Alouds Growth Mindset Tips Design Thinking Challenges Food for Thought Suggested Read Aloud: What Do You Do with a Chance? (Grades K-3) A story about the importance of being brave and taking chances What Do You Do with a Chance? by Kobi Yamada Growth Mindset Tip: Sometimes

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Madame Amazonia’s Animal Sidekicks

Challenge and Constraints Our first mission comes from Madame Amazonia. She’s a superhero that speaks with animals and teams up with them to save the environment. She needs us to make some animal sidekicks for her. She has requested that we only make animals that have legs that can stand on their own, so no

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Remember WHY

Every month, Imagineerz Learning is sharing more of our favorite ideas and resources: Suggested Read Alouds Growth Mindset Tips Design Thinking Challenges Food for Thought Suggested Read Aloud:  Your Fantastic Elastic Brain (Grades K-5) An informational text that promotes growth mindset by introducing young readers to the parts of the brain and their jobs Your Fantastic Elastic Brain:

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Amygdala and Prefrontal Cortex

Every month, Imagineerz Learning is sharing more of our favorite ideas and resources: Suggested Read Alouds Growth Mindset Tips Design Thinking Challenges Food for Thought Suggested Read Aloud:  Thanks for the Feedback… I Think? (Grades 2-3) A social story about a boy who learns the value of compliments and constructive criticism as well as ways to

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ICAN

Every month, Imagineerz Learning is sharing more of our favorite ideas and resources: Suggested Read Alouds Growth Mindset Tips Design Thinking Challenges Food for Thought Suggested Read Aloud:  Whoosh! (Grades 4-5) A biography of a boy whose creativity, persistence, and problem-solving skills led him to create the Super Soaker Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by

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The Three Questions: What? Why? How?

  Ever wonder what we can do to help our students be resilient? At Imagineerz, a group of educators  have been studying how to make that happen. To share the ideas and resources we have developed, we are excited to launch a monthly blog post, Nurturing Resilience containing: Suggested Read Alouds Growth Mindset Tips Design Thinking Challenges Food for

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Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats

Summary Peter is a little boy who wants to whistle. One day, he sees an older boy playing with his dog and whistling, so he tries to whistle but can’t. He spins around and makes himself dizzy. Later, Peter sees his dog, Willie, and hides in a box. He wants to whistle in order to

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Our Five Favorite Things to Do in July

  From delicious eats to movies under the stars, July is full of fun family opportunities. Our top five are below:    MATH MADNESS. Engage in hands-on math activities while exploring angles, patterns, structures, and shapes to construct your own designs at The Lawrence Hall of Science.  These math-themed outdoor Summer Fun Days will run

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Our Five Favorite Things to Do in June

  Summer is here! From yearly events to reopenings to new experiences, June is serving up something exciting for everybody. Our top five are below:   SAN MATEO COUNTY FAIR. The San Mateo County Fair is back! From June 5-June 13, enjoy performances, agriculture exhibits, food, and main stage concerts. Check out the new and

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Our Five Favorite Things to Do in May

  Summer is so close, but no need to wait to have fun. Here our top five activities to keep your family feeling like they’re on vacation throughout May! Feel like shopping and supporting children’s creativity and entrepreneurial skills? Check out the Acton Silicon Valley Children’s Business Fair on Saturday, May 15, from 10:30 a.m.

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Our Five Favorite Things to Do in April

  As we embrace springtime in the Bay Area, we wanted to share our five favorite activities to keep your family having fun in April! Want to participate in one of California’s largest prominent celebrations of Asian traditions? All from the comfort of your own home? Attend the 54th annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival®

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Responding to “I Can’t Do It!”

  Your child is in the driveway practicing free throws, but very few balls make it into the hoop. As the time ticks by, you start to see the look of defeat on your child’s face.  Eventually, they trudge back to the house and say, “I can’t do it.”   What can you do? Help

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i-Can! Activity Ideas

  In the park? In your living room? A house full of friends? On your own?   No matter where you are, who you’re with, or what time it is, i-Can! activities are a great way to flex your i-Can! mindset AND have fun!   i-Can! activities use a modified version of the Stanford University

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Responding to “I’m Bored”

  It’s 6:00 p.m. and your family is juggling homework, dinner, and evening extra curriculars, when you hear it, the voice of your children speaking the dreaded sentence, “I’m bored.” Your eyes widen slightly in disbelief and you wonder, “How could anyone be bored amidst this avalanche of activity?” But this time, instead of letting

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Play, Connect, Believe

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