“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
Calling all JUNIORS – These Shout Outs are ALL FOR YOU! This week Ms. Anastasia needs your help! We are discussing “Music that Makes You Feel” and we need your help to create our teen playlist! Use the link below to send us songs that you currently have on repeat.
May 22, 1802
First Lady Martha Washington dies.
President George Washington’s devoted widow and the nation’s first first lady, Martha Dandridge Custis Washington, dies at her Mt. Vernon home on May 22, 1802. She was 70 years old.
May 22nd is National Don’t Fry Friday!
Each year on the Friday before Memorial Day, National Don’t Fry Day aims to raise awareness of all the risks of overexposure to the sun. It is important for everyone to remember to use sun protection and sun safety practices.
Unfortunately, skin cancer is increasing in the United States, and the American Cancer Society estimates that one American dies every hour from skin cancer. The risk for ultraviolet (UV) damage to the skin increases as we spend more time enjoying the outdoors now that warmer weather is upon us. We need to take precautions when we are outside in the sun. Using a good sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, wearing sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat are a few ways to get started with sun safety.
Skin cancer is curable if it is found early. Be aware of changes on your skin with growths and in moles. See your doctor if you have any concerns. Be safe!
Social Wellness for Teens: Practices
Maintaining a healthy social life is a part of keeping up with your mental health, especially during this pandemic. There are a few simple steps to take to ensure that you have a healthy social life:
5. Quality over Quantity.
This is a simple yet fun style of art! All you have to do is find random items in your home and glue them to a canvas, piece of cardboard, sheet of paper, or anything you want. Then, paint it all white! There is no “correct” method for this style of art. Mr. Alex chose to create small patterns as well as place items randomly on the canvas. Anything goes, so get creative and do not worry if you miss a spot! (Like he did — see if you can find it.) Once you’re done, we recommend running your hand over your sculpture once it is dried. Have FUN!