After a disconnected school year, the Madison Education Foundation generously provided a grant to sponsor the #PullYourWeeds® Program at the Central Avenue School in Madison, NJ. To help end the school year on a bright and uplifting note, Shanna Truffini and her Illustrator/Videographer, Kelsey Jordan delighted the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders of CAS by creating 'Madison's Longest Hopscotch'. Their incredibly supportive Principal, Mr. Thomas Liss handed out custom #PullYourWeeds® pins as prizes for completing the course!
Everyone was jumping for joy...literally! Press Play to Watch Now >
The #PullYourWeeds® program created by Shanna Truffini, Author of the children's book, You Are a Gardener® is rooted in empowering kids with positive social and emotional learning skills, mindfulness, growth mindset tools, self-compassion, confidence building, empathy and self-compassion.
Some Flowery Feedback from CAS
'After a class discussion, we came up with the following:
Olivia included this line in her Memory poem for the promotion ceremony. "I enjoyed The Brain Show and the Pull Your Weeds Program. I enjoyed many things at CAS" "The Hopscotch was really fun!" Harry
"I really enjoyed drawing the fox and playing Hopscotch!" Giulia
"The assembly was really inspirational!" Connor
"The Hopscotch was the longest in Madison and the music went really well with it!"
"The assembly had a really good message, and I enjoyed the Hopscotch!" Efe
You really made a wonderful impact on all of us! Very inspiring.'
Pat (Patricia O'Brien Grade 5 Teacher at CAS)
"I love the message and it made sense to me"
-Student at CAS
"We have a garden at home and I could relate to this assembly!" -Student at CAS
The #PullYourWeeds® SEL Program embraces the power of the words flowers, weeds and seeds. This universal language helps create a new narrative for children to identify, communicate and manage their emotions through an empowering process. Since 2018, Shanna Truffini has been presenting her programs to children, teachers and parents.
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Bright, uplifting and positive content for kids is needed now more than ever. The #PullYourWeeds® Program is guaranteed to change the way children manage stress and big emotions with empowering results!
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Do you want to learn how to make You Are a Gardener's Longest Hopscotch? Click Here For a step-by-step tutorial!