21-22 Elementary: Week 24, Day 4

Prompt Our fourth happy brain hormone are “endorphins”. To understand endorphins, think back to a time when you got hurt. Not badly, but when you stub your toe or get a paper cut. For about two minutes you’re hopping around and howling! You start to feel a little...

21-22 Elementary: Week 24, Day 3

Prompt Today’s happy hormone is “serotonin”. This chemical is the one that helps us calm down when we need to. Taking a walk, riding a bike, exercising… These are the kinds of things that help us calm down. The other thing that helps calm us down is what we do almost...

21-22 Elementary: Week 24, Day 2

Prompt Today’s happy brain hormone is “oxytocin”. Sometimes people call this one the love hormone. Oxytocin is generated when we play with a puppy or a baby. Hugs and compliments help too. Today with your partner, tell a story of a time when you received some hugs or...

21-22 Elementary: Week 24, Day 1

Introduction This week we’re introducing basic brain functions to youth so they can learn how to influence their mood.  The introductions to the prompts will be longer in order to provide the concepts, so the time students will pair up will be shorter. Prompt...