Hello Crown Pointe Community,

Welcome to SEW Saturday!

On Saturday, the social emotional wellness (SEW) committee sends out ideas we feel can help our community build resilience and stay connected.

We have been working through the letters in the word NOURISH as a way to highlight some of the ideas we have around taking care of our social emotional health this school year, in other words how we nourish ourselves.

Our wonderful staff members even made videos about NOURISH and what each letter stands for.

Mrs. Worley talked about N for nature and getting outside 

Mr. Varner talked about O for observe breath and the power of stillness

Mr. Ouweneel talked about U for unite with others and create community

Mrs. Southern talked about R for restore and replenish ourselves

Mrs. Hughes talked about I for initiate movement and exercise

Mrs. K talked about S for self care and living our best lives

Now we are finally at H which stands for harness the power of creativity.

Our amazing Assistant Director, Mrs. Erin Keyes, made a special video to talk about the role of creativity in her own life.  You may know Mrs. Keyes in her administrative role, but did you also know that has a very creative side as well?

Check out this video to find out more: https://youtu.be/H0KopewKBw0

Being creative is as individual as you are.  Creativity doesn’t have to be perfect to be fun, in fact when you are creating you are simply doing something for enjoyment or to express yourself or to express a feeling or idea, not because it’s good or bad or will be graded.

Some people choose to express themselves by creating things with their hands, others love to sing, play music, or to dance, and some people use writing as a creative outlet.  In my family we are harnessing the power of creativity to build all sorts of living arrangements for our guinea pigs.  My kids have designed and built a guinea pig mansion, spa, restaurant, and drive-in movie theater.

In what ways do you enjoy being creative? How do you like to express yourself and your creativity?

In case you need some ideas for being creative, we found a group of TED talks called Kickstart Your Creativity.  This link will take you to multiple talks on the subject of creativity.

https://www.ted.com/playlists/170/kickstart_your_creativity

We would love to hear from you about how you express creativity in your life.! You can email us at SEW@crownpointeacademy.org

We hope you find ways to NOURISH yourself over the break and to be creative about it!

– Mrs. K and The SEW team