I use a guided meditation CD each morning to allow the children to enter the day in a calm and focused way. Today we got to pick out 4 pebbles to use, as the voice tells us to imagine a flower, still water, a mountain, and space. Then the children got their (newly sewn!) pillows and found a spot where they would not be distracted or distracting. Finally, I put on the CD and watched as their bodies got still and quiet. I will join them soon, but wanted to start off with some direct, gentle reminders to close their eyes and to watch their breathing. Parents, please join us! The children love to share this time of morning with you!