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The Happiness Challenge Day 5

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Happiness Challenge Day 5

***** 3 gratitudes **********
For the teacher I am working with at Stone Park. She is very experienced and has some great tips.

Thank GOD for Tim Horton’s. I am relying on coffee too much these days though. If I can make it to the end of the week I should be good.

I was thankful that Mom drove home. I was too tired to do it.

***** Journaling **********
In our class, guidance in the schools, we play a lot of games. We actually don’t do as many games as last semester, because we are examining issues to watch out for and issues that must be reported and what goes along with that. Thankfully we can always go to the school councillor and they will help us through the reporting process. We do a lot of role plays. Most of the games are to not only lighten things up, but would deal with an issue, mostly conflict resolution. Today we had got into a group of seven and each of us were given a profile of a student and instructions on how we were to be treated. It was like the game Headbands so we weren’t able to see our own but everyone else’s. My profile was English as an additional learner and I was getting so mad in the group. Trent’s profile had a learning disability and we were supposed to reiterate everything with him and get him to write things down. I was explaining something else to him and then he started speaking really loud and slow to me. That just pushed my buttons more than I ever expected. Paige was the class clown and she would say something and we would all laugh. Joey was the teacher’s pet and I was supposed to ignore him but he did a really good job. I should have guessed what I was if I wasn’t so mad at Trent. I wasn’t really mad at him really but I was definitely mad at what he did. It was a very good exercise on stereotypes. After that we got around in a circle and everyone had a pvc stick. It’s the kind that goes in the corners of your house to round the edges. We were given a marble and had to pass it through the whole class without dropping it. It was very exciting actually. As things happened we talked about conflict resolution and how can we help some people out passing the marble and the feeling of those who dropped it. Then she told us that she normally adds rules that the sticks can’t touch and adds more marbles to heighten the stress. We didn’t do that since our day was pretty heavy anyway.

***** Exercise **********
Really did not do. I planned to do yoga but was working on my Indigenous project with my partner until I passed out.

***** Meditation **********
Really did not do. I planned to do yoga but was working on my Indigenous project with my partner until I passed out.

***** RAK **********
Took Mom into town and helped her set up for her Women’s Institute Meeting which was 2 hours earlier than I needed to go in after working late. I also stayed at the university longer so she could get her stuff done.
You know you’re 80’s old school when you could have gotten away with it if it hadn’t been for those meddling kids and a dog named Scooby-doo. – I LOVED Scooby-doo. I was a latch key kid and ended up skipping school to watch Scooby-do. I mostly went to school in the mornings but there was a lot of days that when I went home for lunch started watching Transformers, Voltron, Jem, He-man, She-ra and Scooby-doo and just not go back for the afternoon. At that time I didn’t realize I would be found out come report card time
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    There was no communication home then like there is now. Especially now with SAS where parents log in and they see their kid's up to date attendance and grades. I try not to be a helicopter parent hovering over my child all the time, but after my childhood certainly have tendencies to do so. Especially with split custody, I need to see that she can handle herself without being "controlled."
    1888 days ago
    LOL What happened when the grownups realized you were only going to school half days? I walked home for lunch but my mom was a stay-at-home mom so I couldn't pull anything.

    That marble game and the headband game sound interesting. Thanks for sharing! Have a great day! emoticon
    1888 days ago
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