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Fourth graders are practicing mindful exercises in the classroom in order to reduce stress and help students focus. Mindfulness exercise might ask children to focus on breathing in and out. In a classroom, the idea is to get students into the habit of calming themselves and clearing their minds so they can better focus on their lessons.

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