Monday, January 29, 2018

Positive Energy Bus

Several times a year, staff members from our "Respectful Schools Committee" preform a skit based on a book promoting friendship and kindness. On Thursday, 1/25/18, students in grades K-3 enjoyed a school-wide assembly featuring the Energy Bus for Kids by Jon Gordon. 

As Ms. Wallace and Mr. Morelli read the book aloud, other staff members acted out the story of a young boy who encounters Joy, a charismatic bus driver. She gives the boy 5 tips on how to become a happier person. She tells him to create a 'positive vision' and intentionally spread kindness and love to others. Smiling, saying 'thank you', and other acts of kindness create positive energy. That energy spreads and, like a magnet, attracts positivity back to us. Below is a close up of the book page listing the 5 rules which were projected on a screen throughout the assembly. Every K-3 class received a copy of the book and a poster of the 5 rules for their classroom.  

GMS Faculty Members have also been reading an adult version of the book, The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy. After writing this short fable, Jon Gordon became a highly sought after motivational speaker for major sports teams and fortune 500 companies. Below are some links to youtube videos about the Energy Bus.

Short overview of the book told by a 5th grader:

A teacher reading the Energy Bus for Kids book:

Animated overview of the adult Energy Bus: