I've been on a quest (yes, there are a lot of quests...) to find alternative ways to support my busy 7 year old's attention issues. This has presented itself over the years; in Kindergarten it was "he can't stand still during the pledge", in First grade "he swings his body around all about the room, but it's getting better", and in Second grade (this is the killer) "just think of how much more he could be learning if he were not wandering around the room" OUCH.
My frustration with this is that where does a busy boy (or girl for that matter) get to be themselves? Keeping in mind I teach in a public school, I am at a loss for kids like this. We expect kids to fit into the mold for "Sit at your desk, read, write, calculate. Do some at home. Come back and do it some more tomorrow." There are so many opportunities to teach kids as they move...outside, in a hallway, in the community, in small groups. Yet we don't take advantage of these opportunities nearly enough, in some cases EVER. Tied by so many factors; prescribed curricula, standardized test scores, curriculum maps that must fit teachers into the same mold, meeting after meeting, standards, data.
This was not meant to be a rant actually. I got a bit carried away! I love my job. I love my kid. I so wish I had an educational solution for him and others like him...I'll keep working on it!
But today I learned about the health benefits of HEMP OIL. Are you gasping? In many places it's labeled the perfect oil that contains the most balanced and richest natural single source of essential oils for human consumption.
There is a long list of health benefits:
reduced symptoms of arthritis, PMS
healthier hair, skin, nails
improved brain function
the list goes on and on.
SO, now, on the door of my fridge I have a large brown bottle of this nutty oil and while I bought it with my 7 year old (and his teacher) in mind, it will bring good health to everyone in our family.
I'm off to see how clever folks on the internet use this dynamic oil...I'll keep you posted! :)