Power-Up your classroom with BYTES Power Smarts! In this 13th story of the BYTES Power Smarts series, 8-Bit BYTE is an anxious mess and his friends think some mindfulness practice is just what he needs! Each story also comes with discussion questions that could be used for written responses. This story can be used to address Common Core Reading, Language, Writing, and Speaking and Listening Standards.
BYTES Power Smarts stories are designed for elementary age children to help them learn about their multiple intelligences (Power Smarts®). By using their Power Smarts, students will improve their strengths and talents, thus building self-esteem and confidence. Power Smarts are based on the multiple intelligences identified by Harvard research psychologist Howard Gardner. BYTES Power Smarts stories use complex text and advanced vocabulary, encourage creative and critical thinking, and can be used to address Common Core Standards. Older children, parents, and grandparents will enjoy BYTES Power Smarts stories, and they can be read to younger children too! Each story comes with optional discussion questions to spark interesting conversations with family and friends while developing face-to-face conversational skills.
BYTES Power Smarts uses original art for its instructional materials. We think your students will enjoy our unique characters.
BYTES Power Smarts instructional materials are designed by Kathy Hackett and Theresa Jackson who have over 55 years of combined teaching experience in the areas of preschool education; elementary gifted and talented education; twice exceptional education; and deaf education; adult literacy; and undergraduate and graduate college education. Theresa and Kathy have received many outstanding educator awards including The Washington Post newspaper’s Agnes Meyer Outstanding Educator, Maryland State Department of Education Awards, and Time for Kids Excellence in Education, and both have coached first place state winning Odyssey of the Mind and Destination Imagination teams that have competed at the global level. See our profile page for more information about us.
We give you permission to use the terms Power Smarts® and Choice Cards® and to enlarge or reprint our instructional materials for use in your classroom or virtual platform as long as you do not sell or share these items.
The BYTES Power Smarts stories can be read online or printed in color or grayscale although we recommend the use of color to interest students and keep them focused. Every printer is different, so we suggest adjusting your printer settings to:
Page Size: Actual Size; Orientation: Auto Portrait/Landscape; Page Set Up: Borderless 8.5 X 11"; Scale: 100%. To save ink, try one page to be sure it prints the borders before printing the entire story as you might have to make printer setting adjustments
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Additional BYTES Power Smarts Stories
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