Saturday, July 27, 2013

Friends~I have to share with you a really neat find. Worry Stones!

Friends~I have to share with you a really neat find.  Worry Stones!  I found them at a gem mining shop.  At first, I saw them as a bit of a joke.  You see, my hubby and his mom are notorious worriers and I picked up a few to pass out to them.  I thought they would get a kick out of the stones.  I also grabbed 3 for the ladies I sit with at the ballpark.  I figured that they would come in handy when our girls were up to bat!
Friends~I have to share with you a really neat find.  Worry Stones! From The Schroeder Page photo of
I gave them a shot right away...
I found out quickly that the stones ROCK!  We all sat side by side rubbing these babies all the way to winning the championship after 16 hours at the ballpark.  
The girls received their trophies at 11:30 pm.
They went undefeated and played together like champs.  
Friends~I have to share with you a really neat find.  Worry Stones! From The Schroeder Page photo of
Of course, I carry my worry stone wherever I go!  
I guess, I am superstitious now!

The next day, while we were all resting and sleeping in, I started thinking about the stones and how they helped me to stay calm during some pretty intense softball.  I decided that I was going to play on this idea of the worry stone for back to school.  

So,  off I went searching online for some stones and I totally found the coolest worry stones!  They have saying like courage and peace signs.  Perfect for my Peace, Love, and 2nd Grade theme! 
I ordered a set from this site. 
They were pretty cheap and I was able to pick the ones that worked for my kiddos! These are some of the ones I grabbed.  My plan is to call them Power Rocks!  Rocks that give you the power to be brave and have focus at school.  I am placing these in a jar up front for my kiddos to grab if they need one.  
Friends~I have to share with you a really neat find.  Worry Stones! From The Schroeder Page photo of
Then I decided that my students might need one of their own on the first day of school.  You know when they are feeling nervous or scared.  
I decided to have a Power Rock at each seat when they come in with this little poem.  I ordered a set of 18 mm cupid red decorative oval glass gems from Hobby Lobby.  They have a flat side that is perfect for rubbing!  
Friends~I have to share with you a really neat find.  Worry Stones! From The Schroeder Page photo of

I am going to pass them out with this poem!
Give the poem a click to grab a copy for your kiddos! 

 Worry Stones free pdf poster From The Schroeder Page photo of
I am really excited about my Power Rocks.  I am thinking that they are going to be great for test anxiety, silent reading, focus issues and lots more.  
How do you help your kiddos feel comfortable during Back to School?

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