I think we're at the point in the year where we're all getting a little tired of each other . . . pushing, fighting, name-calling. Tears are becoming a regular occurance like they hadn't been since the first of school. We came in from the playground yesterday and had two in tears over being called names. I helped all the kids do some deep breathing and simple stretches (sit down and reach for toes, move arms about). Has anyone tried any kind of yoga or other stretching exercises with their students? Maybe there's even a CD or DVD out there for kids? Or any other good ideas to help with the case of "meanies", as one of my kiddos put it? I've tried talking about how we feel when people hurt us or our feelings, but it doesn't seem to get through.