Right now, I am taking a much needed break from creativity at home as the creativity in my job takes all of my energy.
But here we go, some ideas from today. Ok, I was providing individual counseling to a student who is very distant and negative. I won’t go into the history. I am often challenged to get her to leave her classroom to see me. We talked about the virtue of kindness and made a kindness doll with a pipe cleaner and a balloon. She is also very compulsive, so the face on the balloon became an all out coloring adventure. She covered every bit of the balloon with marker. In any case, I wanted to talk about kindness using this poster from the following blog:
And this iron on:
I am super obsessed with these graphics. I will definitely be looking into these lessons/materials.
The student enjoyed the activity and as usual, did not want to return to the classroom with the activity we worked on. But I am still taking it slow, as the therapeutic nature of our relationship is still precarious. More on that later. I am so enjoying this job, and learning, and developing new resources. What are some of your go-to get to know you activities?