Teaching Peace to “Amazing Kids.”
Beginning in the spring of 2014, volunteers from Keys to Peace began teaching “A Guide to Peacemaking for Amazing Kids” to the students of Ocean Studies Charter School (OSCS) in Tavernier (oceanstudiescharterschool.com).
The material is free and downloadable from www.MastermindCyberAcademy.com; many thanks to Mimi Greek for creating such a wonderful, award-winning program of study.
The program was enthusiastically received and the teachers have asked us to return next school year!
On 5/29/14 we concluded the eight lesson series by teaching the “ LOVE “ key and presenting a peace pledge banner for all the students to sign. The banner, donated by Artistic Designs of the Keys ( Wayne Scaturro ), will be displayed outside the school.
Each child will take home their personal peace guide with “power talks” on LOVE, GRATITUDE, FORGIVENESS, COMPASSION, INNER SPACE, BREATHE FOR PEACE , RESPECT and COMMUNICATION, along with a parents’ info packet explaining the program and how it can be used to prevent bullying. All of these materials were created by our own Mimi Greek.
Many thanks to coordinator, Karin Wolfe and volunteer teachers, Debbie LeBoeuf, Nancy Hull, Cathy Bosworth, Diane Messer and Denise Downing, and to everyone who provided behind the scenes support.
Keys to Peace MiniKit
Adults and kids discover peace within themselves and in their world.
Families, schools, and youth groups grades 1 – 5.
8 Keys to Peace and how to practice them
Easy to follow parent/teacher guide
Illustrated book for kids to read and color
Bright ideas, discussions, games, positive self-talk, and relaxation exercises
Download for free!
Download (when it appears, right click on it and choose “save as” or “print”) Mimi’s paper on Bullying—What Can We Do?