Inspiration, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk about 5 simple ways we can help be an Inspiration to our friends and peers.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “The thing to do, it seems to me, is to prepare yourself to be a rainbow in somebody else’s cloud.”  — Maya Angelou…

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Inspiration, week 1

We will begin our discussion of Inspiration during our lessons this week.  We’ll be talking together about the basic meaning of Inspiration.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Make each day your masterpiece.” — John Wooden (college basketball coach, author) Inspiration:  a person, place or experience that makes us want to do…

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Newsletters and Parent Letter for July 2016

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

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Effort, week 4

During this week, we will talk about the importance of making a consistent best Effort, especially when first setting out to achieve our goals.  This consistent best Effort helps us to overcome the natural stumbles and false starts we experience when we first attempt to achieve a new goal.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this…

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Effort, week 3

During our lessons this week, we will talk about bringing both physical energy and mental focus into making our best Effort at something.  Our in-class discussion for this week follows below: “It takes effort and belief to persevere and stay dedicated to accomplish your goal.” — Catherine Pulsifer (author) Effort:  the use of physical and/or…

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Effort, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk about patience and perseverance making our Effort effective.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time.  No one learns more about a problem than the person at the…

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Effort, week 1

During our lessons this week, we will start to explore the idea of Effort as determination in action.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “If you’re not going to go all the way, why go at all?” — Joe Namath (professional football player) Effort:  perseverance and dedication with a give-it-your-all attitude —…

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Newsletters and Parent Letter for June 2016

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

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Determination, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will talk about some of the several different benefits we get from our habit of Determination.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Stop looking for your purpose…be it!” — Dr. Wayne Dyer (teacher, author and philosopher) We benefit from our determination in a variety of ways. …

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Determination, week 3

During our lessons this week, we will talk about how to develop Determination as an active habit when we plan out the steps to achieve our goals.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Believe in yourself and all that you are.  Know that there is something inside you that is greater than…

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