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  • Contentment

    The Big Idea this month is contentment. Contentment is deciding to be happy with what you’ve got. The Dalai Lama once said: “When you are dis- content, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself—oh yes, I already have everything that […]

  • Hope, believing that something good can come out of something bad

    The Big Idea this month is hope. Hope is believing that something good can come out of something bad. The famous author C.S. Lewis once said: “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” Have you ever known of someone who faced a very hard situation in life and overcame it to do great […]

  • February Freebie Winner!

    Congratulations to Tiffany Willard and her 4th grade class at Flint Hills Intermediate! They won a party in a box as well as a special visit from Artie. Here’s the winning poem: Our boxes are ready They are decorated with confetti We made them in art And they are covered with hearts We have been sweet […]

  • February Big Idea: Cooperation

    Cooperation, working together to do more than you can do alone. You may have played a little game where a group of people get in a circle. Then they all turn to the right so they are facing the back of the person next to them. Then they scoot really close and on the count […]

  • Put It On Pause

    Do you ever find yourself wishing that you could push a rewind button on life? Maybe you said something or did something you wish you hadn’t. It happens. Sometimes we over-react to a situation and lose our temper. Or maybe we just make an unwise choice in the heat of the moment. Well, although there […]

  • Can You Find the Need?

    Have you ever seen a Highlights magazine? They include fun puzzles that have hidden objects in them. Your job is to find all of the hidden objects. Some are pretty easy to see and others are really hidden. I think about those puzzles when I think about compassion. Compassion is caring enough to do something […]

  • Service with a Smile!

    Service is lending a hand to help someone else. Congratulations to the following teachers and classes who served others in their school and community this month! Ms Thomason’s 4th grade class from El Paso Elementary in Derby collected socks and other needed items for the Wichita Children’s Home. Mrs Molina’s 1st grade class from Woodland […]

  • Free Videos!

    Are you looking for a fun way to talk about the Big Idea in your classroom? Check out our library of short videos under miscellaneous videos. You will find one or two videos each month that you can use to talk about the character idea of the month. We just added one called Cooking With […]

  • Individuality: The Big Idea for October

    Individuality makes this world exciting! And it makes things work better! It allows us to team up with others who are gifted in areas we aren’t to make a bigger difference in the world. It’s a lot like our bodies. Every part has a specific function that works together with every other part. If you […]

  • The Kansas State Fair Was Amazing!

    We had a great time performing 3 assemblies at the Kansas State Fair on Monday. We got to see some kids from schools who knew about The Big Idea Experience and also meet some new students and teachers. We hope you all have a chance to visit the fair. It’s Kansas Largest Classroom!