Practicing Mindfulness From Afar

April 1, 2020

In the wake of mandated school closures due to COVID-19, Roanoke Avenue Elementary School in the Riverhead Central School has kicked off a mindfulness video initiative to help ease the minds of young students.

As part of the program, the school posts instructional videos every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to its website and Facebook page that engage students in mindful thinking and activities. The school is also encouraging students to send in photos of themselves practicing mindfulness.

Prior to the closure, Roanoke Avenue infused mindfulness practices into the daily curriculum, with teachers providing daily mindfulness activities during morning announcements.

The school also recently shared a video that features teachers and administrators sending positive messages to students.