Author Archive | Renee Lindstrom

June: Patience!

Patience

Peace and Nature Program is focused on patience June

Suggested activity:

Remember a time that you needed to be patient and could not be.  write out what was happening for your.  Once you have connected to the story identify the feelings/s you had.  Make sure you are using a feeling word.  How did it feel?  Now consider a time when you were able to be patient.  How did it feel?  Is it easier to be patient or not?

*Culture of Values proud sponsor of The World Children’s Summit on Peace and Nature values program

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Renee Lindstrom is a *Thought Catalyst, Vice-Chair of World Children’s Summit on Peace & Nature in 2015 and creator of Kids Peace Bus Calendar of Values

April: if we learned acceptance would we be better listeners?

Acceptance

Peace and Nature Program is focused on Acceptance for April

Suggested activity:

‘Video Contest’

Accepting our differences and things we cannot change.  This month create a role play of dialogue that demonstrates how two people can accept each other and still connect.  turn a moment of potential conflict into a moment of acceptance.  Video your role-play and post it onto WCS  you-tube account.

 

*Culture of Values proud sponsor of The World Children’s Summit on Peace and Nature values program

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Renee Lindstrom is a *Thought Catalyst, Vice-Chair of World Children’s Summit on Peace & Nature in 2015 and creator of Kids Peace Bus Calendar of Values

March: Spring starts with seeds of Kindness

Kindness

Peace and Nature Program is focused on kindness for March

Suggested activity:

Explore your own definition of kindness.  What does kindness mean for you?

*Culture of Values proud sponsor of The World Children’s Summit on Peace and Nature values program

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Renee Lindstrom is a *Thought Catalyst, Vice-Chair of World Children’s Summit on Peace & Nature in 2015 and creator of Kids Peace Bus Calendar of Values

Feb: thoughts go to ‘love’

Love

Peace and Nature Program is focused on love for February

Suggested activity:

What is the colour of love?  Take time to create a mosaic of colours that describe the quality of love.

 

*Culture of Values proud sponsor of The World Children’s Summit on Peace and Nature values program

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Renee Lindstrom is a *Thought Catalyst, Vice-Chair of World Children’s Summit on Peace & Nature in 2015 and creator of Kids Peace Bus Calendar of Values
*Thought Catalyst – Describes a person who creates an environment or atmosphere where the mind

Jan: Believing

Believing

Peace and Nature Program is focused on gratitude for January

Suggested activity:

This month create I believe statements.  Each day finish this sentence:

“I believe……….”

 

*Culture of Values proud sponsor of The World Children’s Summit on Peace and Nature values program

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Renee Lindstrom is a *Thought Catalyst, Vice-Chair of World Children’s Summit on Peace & Nature in 2015 and creator of Kids Peace Bus Calendar of Values
*Thought Catalyst – Describes a person who creates an environment or atmosphere where the mind can be challenged and where change can occur. A type of change agent who presents ideas in effort to challenge the way a person thinks.

Dec: what is your definition of giving?

Giving

Peace and Nature Program is focused on gratitude for December

Suggested activity:

What gift ideas can you give that are cost-less, yet priceless?

Come up with five or more ideas.

 

*Culture of Values proud sponsor of The World Children’s Summit on Peace and Nature values program

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Renee Lindstrom is a *Thought Catalyst, Vice-Chair of World Children’s Summit on Peace & Nature in 2015 and creator of Kids Peace Bus Calendar of Values
*Thought Catalyst – Describes a person who creates an environment or atmosphere where the mind can be challenged and where change can occur. A type of change agent who presents ideas in effort to challenge the way a person thinks.

Nov: what are you grateful for?

Gratitude

Peace and Nature Program is focused on gratitude for November

Suggested activity:

Keep a gratitude journal and write one entry per day.  Write out what you are grateful for at school, at home with your friends and yourself!

 

*Culture of Values proud sponsor of The World Children’s Summit on Peace and Nature values program

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Renee Lindstrom is a *Thought Catalyst, Vice-Chair of World Children’s Summit on Peace & Nature in 2015 and creator of Kids Peace Bus Calendar of Values
*Thought Catalyst – Describes a person who creates an environment or atmosphere where the mind can be challenged and where change can occur. A type of change agent who presents ideas in effort to challenge the way a person thinks.

Values, Sacred Teachings & Storytelling

I would like to share a book with you that came into our planning discussion when deciding to include a ‘value-based theme’ to the World Children’s Summit on Peace and Nature.  Seven Sacred Teachings Niizhwaaswi gagiikwewin , a children’s book written by David Bouchard and Dr. Joseph Martin.  The story is about values as teachings.  Teachings that are shared, valued and practiced by many indigenous peoples.  I had been given this book a few years before by Dr. Joseph Martin as a gift in response to value-based language lessons I teach.

In a reply to some questions I had, this morning David Bouchard has replied, “the Seven Sacred Teachings make sense for our children. They are common to our society regardless of age or ethnic background. In August, I was invited to China as the Chinese relate to the Teachings. I came home and flew directly to Paris for the Festival des Ameriques. Again, the Teachings were featured, accepted and shared.”

teachings
In response to a question about Victoria and relationships to animals in these Seven Sacred Teachings David’s reply,  “there is an animal/bird/colour/direction associated with each of the Teachings. Is there one specific to Victoria? Not really other than accepting Victoria’s geographical position in North America and that is West. Buffalo is seen in the west…teaching/reminding us to be respectful of others – those older than us/younger than us/weaker or different. The colour on the Medicine Wheel is Black as the sun darkens in Western sky.”
It is a pleasure to imagine that the World Children’s Summit will not only have four workshops on Storytelling, Contemplation, Music and Nature, but that it will be a multi-layered experience of integration!
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Seven Sacred Teachings:  Authors, David Bouchard & Dr. Joseph Martin, Paintings by Kristy Cameron, Flutes and music by Swampfox

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Renee Lindstrom is a *Thought Catalyst, Vice-Chair of World Children’s Summit on Peace & Nature in 2015 and creator of Kids Peace Bus Calendar of Values
*Thought Catalyst – Describes a person who creates an environment or atmosphere where the mind can be challenged and where change can occur. A type of change agent who presents ideas in effort to challenge the way a person thinks.

Oct: ‘Respect’ Month @ WCS

Over 4 days in May ’15  four (4) universal Values will be introduced & weaved into the daily activities at the World Children’s Summit on Peace & Nature

They are:

Respect, Friendship, Courage and Gratitude

The World Children’s Summit has a program of value-based activities that you and your children can participate in.  Simply download the pdf below.  These monthly activity suggestions focus on the values of:  Respect, Gratitude, Giving, Believing, Love, Kindness, Acceptance, Empathy and Patience.   If you are inspired you can contribute your classrooms creative ideas as entries to the World Children’s Summit!  Each month a selection of the entries will be shown on our website.  Selected entries will be displayed at the University of Victoria during the Children’s Nature Summit on Peace and Nature in Victoria in May, 2015 for all to connect and admire.  We are excited to have this Peace and Nature program available internationally for all the ‘children of the world’ to participate.  Our gratitude to *Culture of Values for sponsoring our values program.

October’s Value is:

Respect

Exercise:  

What is your definition of respect?

Simple way to submit your entries:

You can submit your children’s entries old school, by mail, through email or by posting it to our face-book page!

By mail:  World Children’s Summit, 1618 Clawthorpe Avenue, Victoria, B.C. V8T 2R8

*By email:  renee@worldchildrenssummit.com

*On face-book:  www.facebook.com/childrenssummit

*Scan your entries first and attach as a file on email or take a picture of your entries and post on facebook!

 

Inquires please contact:  renee@worldchildrenssummit.com 

PDF – Download:  World Childrens Summit – Value Activity Calendar – 14-15 51014

All entries will become the property of the World Children’s Summit and in receiving these entries will be authorized to display them and share them through social media and on-site.  We cannot be responsible for returning any entries.

 

*Culture of Values proud sponsor of The World Children’s Summit on Peace and Nature values program

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Renee Lindstrom is a *Thought Catalyst, Vice-Chair of World Children’s Summit on Peace & Nature in 2015 and creator of Kids Peace Bus Calendar of Values
*Thought Catalyst – Describes a person who creates an environment or atmosphere where the mind can be challenged and where change can occur. A type of change agent who presents ideas in effort to challenge the way a person thinks.

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