EXAMPLE of a Quick PMK
Character Trait: HONESTY
PMK Posture: The Arrow (at left“straight as an arrow”)
Choose One of the Quotes
which goes with The Arrow --Say the quote aloud and ask your students to repeat it after you while doing The Arrow posture.
Several Quotes from which to Choose:
1. “No legacy is so rich as honesty.”
~ William Shakespeare; from All’s Well that Ends Well, Greatest English dramatist and poet (1564 - 1616)
2. “Honesty is the best policy.”
~ Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra)
Spanish author (1547 - 1616); Don Quixote
3. “Truth is more important than facts.”
~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
US architect (1869 – 1959)
4. “Truth fears no questions.”
5. “A half truth is a whole lie.”
~ Yiddish Proverb
Option: En Espaňol!
(Character Trait, Posture & Quote #1 are translated into Spanish)
PMK Posición: La Flecha
La Cita: “No hay mejor herencia que la honradez.” ~ William Shakespeare
Physical Benefit: Improves posture, balance, and flexibility of shoulders and back.
Instruction: Stand straight with feet together. Bend knees and inhale as you sweep arms forward and interlock thumbs.
Exhale straightening knees, reaching up and back slightly, arms near your ears. Tuck your tailbone under, reach and look UP – pointing and reaching like an arrow aimed at a bull’s eye target on the ceiling. Breathe gently and deeply. Relax neck and shoulders.
Optional Affirmations (Choose One):
“I am an honest person. I tell the truth.”
“I tell the truth because it is the right thing to do.”
“I tell the truth to others and I tell the truth to myself.”
“I am strong enough to tell the truth because I’m an honest person.”
Optional Poem – You can act it out!
Tell all the Truth
By Emily Dickinson
Tell all the Truth but tell it slant,
Success in Circuit lies,
Too bright for our infirm Delight
The truth's superb surprise;
As Lightning to the children eased
With explanation kind,
The Truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind.
Would you like to see an Example from the 48-lesson Mix n' Match PowerMoves Kids Curriculum for PK-8th?
Sarah enjoys "rising and setting" during The Sun posture while learning about the Core Value of Trustworthiness.
She likes this quote about being Trustworthy from Alexander Hamilton, in English and in Spanish:
"A promise must never be broken."
"Una promesa nunca debe romperse."
- Alexander Hamilton, American Statesman, first Secretary of the Treasury (1757-1804).
His face is on the U.S. ten dollar bill.
Good job, Sarah! Muy bien!
See a Sample Chapter from the PMK Curriculum:
Core Value #12 COURAGE.
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