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Keep Calm and Get Ready to Learn!
Keep Calm and Get Ready to Learn!
Posted on 11/09/2021
Calming AppFor the English Learner students at Roberts Elementary, it’s all about mind before matter.

Through a grant from the MEEMIC Foundation, students now have access to a calming app they can use first thing in the morning and before they head home for the day.

“Using the calm app is an important tool because at the end of each session, students can reflect on what they thought about during the exercise and share with others to give them ideas as well,” said EL teacher Linda Yousif. “This allows for open discussion regarding how to cope with daily stressors.” 

The app – simply called “calm” - is designed to help manage stress, sleep better and live a happier, healthier life. With hundreds of hours of original audio content available in seven languages, Calm supports users in more than 190 countries.

“Using the calm app will allow me to take them to a place in their minds where they can relax and prepare to conquer the day,” Yousif said. “In the afternoon, using the calm app will help them reset their minds to complete the second half of the day.”

The app has more than 40 million downloads worldwide and “well over” 1 million paying subscribers.

The app was made possible to Roberts students through $1,365 grant from the Meemic Foundation 3rd Quarter For Your Health & Happiness Grant.

“Meemic has allowed me to work with students socioemotional and behavior needs through this grant, and I am very grateful to have the opportunity awarded to me,” Yousif said.