January 2021 - Pursuit of Excellence

Theme

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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29

30

31

1

Excellence in
Academics

4

You're a Star

Emotions Check-In

Draw a Picture

I Can Do Better

5

You're a Star

How to Ask Questions

Talk to Someone

I Can Do Better

6

You're a Star

Be a S.T.A.R. Student

Draw a Picture

I Can Do Better

7

You're a Star

We’re All Stars

Talk to Someone

I Can Do Better

8

You're a Star

How's Your Week?

Draw a Picture

I Can Do Better

Excellence in
Decision-Making

11

Count on Me

Emotions Check-In

Draw a Picture

Stress Detective

12

Count on Me

Responsible Choices

Talk to Someone

Stress Detective

13

Count on Me

Where Do I Go?

Talk to Someone

Stress Detective

14

Count on Me

Speak Up

Draw a Picture

Stress Detective

15

Count on Me

How's Your Week?

Draw a Picture

Stress Detective

Excellence in
Relationships

18

Someone I Can Talk To

Emotions Check-In

Draw a Picture

Make It Better

19

Someone I Can Talk To

Getting to Know You

Draw a Picture

Make It Better

20

Someone I Can Talk To

How To Be a Good Friend

Draw a Picture

Make It Better

21

Someone I Can Talk To

Go for the Gold

Draw a Picture

Make It Better

22

Someone I Can Talk To

How's Your Week?

Draw a Picture

Make It Better

Excellence in
the Future

25

Leave the World Impressed

Emotions Check-In

Draw a Picture

On Second Thought

26

Leave the World Impressed

Setting Goals in Life

Draw a Picture

On Second Thought

27

Leave the World Impressed

Taking Steps Towards My Goals

Talk to Someone

On Second Thought

28

Leave the World Impressed

The Habit Rabbit

Draw a Picture

On Second Thought

29

Leave the World Impressed

How's Your Week?

Draw a Picture

On Second Thought

Vision Statement

The vision for Brain Breaks is to provide a brief time during the school day when students can have fun and let off steam. At the same time, Brain Breaks has been structured to follow the nine core values of the district, with one core value addressed each month. Each week in the month also has its theme related to the core value. 

Brain Breaks are filled with songs, movement, and interactive activities that will engage your students at different ages.  As an added benefit, all the activities are designed to develop the five CASEL competencies of Social and Emotional Learning.

And even better, Brain Breaks is easy to use, easy to navigate, and full of different selections you can make for your students.  As we say at QuaverEd, this stuff is Seriously Fun!

More from QuaverSEL

Brain Breaks are available to all M-DCPS teachers as a part of your district license to a complete social-emotional learning curriculum called QuaverSEL. 

To find more SEL activities for your teaching this year, log in to your QuaverSEL account at miami.quaversel.com!