Generosity, week 1

We will be discussing Generosity in our lessons together during the month of December.  During our lessons this week, we will talk about some of the ways we experience the Generosity of others toward us.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never…

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Newsletters and Parent Letter for December 2016

Our in-class discussion topic for the month of December 2016 will be Generosity.  You will find more information about our discussion topic in our Parent Letter, Kid Kick and Fastbreaks newsletters for December.  The Fastbreaks newsletter also has a calendar of special events for the month of December on page 2.  You can find all…

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Thankfulness, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will talk about some of the ways we can use the simple words “Thank You” to express our sense of gratitude and Thankfulness.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: ” ‘Thank You’ expresses gratitude, humility, and understanding.” — Alice Walker (author and poet) We can use…

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Thankfulness, week 3

During this week, we will be talking together about some of the things we are Thankful for in our karate lessons.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns;  I am thankful that thorns have roses.”  — Alphonse Karr (author and journalist) Some of the…

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Thankfulness, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk about how learning and mastering a difficult new skill can inspire our Thankfulness.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations” — unknown author In our karate training, the challenges and difficulties we face helps us to be more…

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Thankfulness, week 1

We will begin our discussion of Thankfulness in our lessons this week.  During this first week, we will be talking together about how and why we show Thankfulness in our lessons together.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “What if, today, we were just grateful for everything.” — Unknown. The Thanksgiving Holiday…

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Teamwork, week 4

During our in-class discussion lesson this week we will talk about how we use Teamwork during our achievement stripe tests, promotion exams, and at graduation.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Alone we can do so little;  together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller (teacher, author, journalist) When we are…

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Teamwork, week 3

During our in-class discussion lesson this week, we will talk about the importance of using our communications skills in Teamwork.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.” — Author Unknown The benefits of working as part of a team are that we are learning to…

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Teamwork, week 2

This week, we will talk about Teamwork in the context of learning and improving our patterns together.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.” — Henry Ford (founder of Ford Motor Company) Teamwork is a way we can work together…

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Teamwork, week 1

During our lessons this week, we will be talking about the basic meaning of Teamwork.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Individual commitment to a group effort — this is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” — Vince Lombardi (NFL Head Coach) Teamwork is…

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