Ms. Bowes

Puzzle Number 6

Posted: June 10, 2020

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to remind you that this is our last week for home learning, therefore, all assignments must be handed in by Friday.  I hope all of you have a wonderful and relaxing summer.  I look forward to seeing you in the fall!  To our graduates, I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.  We will miss you and know that the doors will always be open to you at MVHS.

Posted: June 8, 2020

As the final lesson, I leave you with an activity that can be done to manage stress wherever or whenever it seems to take hold over you.  It is an activity that brings mindfulness to breathing.  The activity is used often in mindfulness, this version is taken from The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens by Gina M. Biegel (2009 pp. 65-67).

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Posted: June 1, 2020

The activity this week is the creation of a mandala.  Art is a great way to practise mindfulness because it requires that we actively pay attention to each of our movements.  Art naturally draws us into the moment.  The attachment below provides the instructions for creating a mandala.

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Once you complete the Unit 5: Circulation Exercises, send your answers to me and I will then send the Unit 5 Summary Assignment to you. (

Below, you will find the Smart notes, text pages and exercises for Unit 6: Respiration (our next topic).

Posted: May 27, 2020

Our next activity brings attention or mindfulness to what triggers our emotions.  Follow the instructions in the attachment below from Christopher Willard's Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety (2014). 

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Attached below you will find the summary assignment for slope.  Please complete and email your answers to me at

Once you complete the Unit 4: Digestion Exercises, send your answers to me and I will then send the Unit 4 Summary Assignment to you. (

Below, you will find the Smart notes, text pages and exercises for Unit 5: Circulation (our next topic).

Posted: May 20, 2020

How often have we said to somebody that we care about, "Don't be so hard on yourself"?  Most of us have an easier time of being compassionate toward somebody we care about before we can do the same for ourselves.  The activity this week asks us to stop and consider why we may be harder on ourselves and provides us with prompts to be mindful of self-compassion.  Open the link below and complete the exercise shared on the Self-Compassion website by Dr. Kristin Neff.  You can email your answers to me at

We are now ready to begin Unit 4: Digestion.  The attachments below include PDF files of the Smart notes, textbook unit and the exercises.  Complete the exercises and email your answers to me.

Posted: May 13, 2020

Rainbow Walk Activity

Now that the weather is getting better, time spent outside helps to clear the mind.  Often, when we go for a walk, we lose ourselves in our thoughts.  The rainbow walk activity helps us to be mindful of the process of the walk itself.  Recall the colors of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet).  As you walk, find things that represent each of the colors.  Write them down, sketch them or take a picture of them.  Once you have located something for each of the colors, start the list again.


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Added: Sun, Apr 5 2020