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St. Albans, VT: Yoga and mindfulness to teach first graders self-regulation

Dec 26, 2017, St. Albans (VT) Messenger: Yoga teaches first-graders self regulation skills http://www.samessenger.com/yoga-teaches-first-graders-self-regulation-skills/ Amy Ward, school counselor at St. Albans Town Educational Center approached RiseVT with the idea of doing a six-week yoga class as part of the first grade curriculum. Ward currently teaches mindfulness to the second grade. Her hope was to provide students with skills for self-regulation so that they are able to be present and ready to learn in the classroom and in life. … In addition to the weekly yoga classes, Mrs. Curry continued to use yoga breaks throughout the day in class. Frost provided weekly letters to the families, describing the activities that were