According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s figures, the number of obese Americans continues to rise. Included within those statistics are ¼ of all American children between the ages of 2 and 5. The numbers are not much better for school-age children and adults either. As a result, schools have started purchasing bariatric and oversized chairs to accommodate students, staff and visitors. Given the figures, it’s a trend that is likely to continue. With that said, here’s a quick look at some of the options available:
The classroom bulletin board is a part of the life of the class and an expression of who the teacher and students are and what they are focusing on in school. They are also a reminder for the students of the lessons being taught. By being front and center in the classroom bulletin boards can be valuable visual aid and actually assist a teachers with their curriculum.
Thinking about the lesson plan, a teacher can come up with fun bulletin board ideas to expand and enrich those lessons. They can change or add to the board at any time and create a truly interactive experience for the students. Changing the board every week or two can keep it fresh and relevant and allow the class to focus on current events or subjects that can help excite the students about learning.
These are some ideas for the classroom bulletin board that focus on the month of May.
We were recently introduced to a very special dog known as a “comfort dog” or a “therapy dog” and we were touched by the way these dogs interact with the people who need them. Many times when people experience traumatic events, or even if we view those events on television, we can experience a sense of fear, feel sad and depressed and for some people, it can be difficult to open up and talk about their feelings.
Of course, we know that being able to talk about how the trauma has effected us can help us process the sense of fear we sometimes feel. Expressing our feelings to a counselor or therapist can help us better understand those confusing feelings, like the feeling of helplessness when we realize there is nothing we can do. This is especially true for people who view traumatic events from a distance. (continue reading…)
As a small business owner, the work environment you create says a lot about you.
That means you need to provide a great work area that offers the right office furniture and atmosphere. Knowing what office furniture to choose depends on a variety of different factors.
Choose Office Furniture to Fit Your Brand
What do you notice when you first walk into an office space you’ve never visited before? Do you look at the wall color, the décor, the flooring, the furniture? Would you notice a jar of pickled pigs’ feet sitting on a desk? According to a 2013 survey by The Creative Group, that’s only one of many strange things that people have been known to have in their office space.
You spend money on marketing your company, on presenting a brand to consumers. You want your office space – right down to the office furniture – to reflect a similar image. It may be practical or fun, contemporary or traditional. Whatever style you choose, it needs to be consistent throughout and echo the image you want to share with the world. (continue reading…)