Sometimes it rains at Worser Bay School but we don't let that get in the way of us having a great time. We are really fortunate in Autahi to have some amazing big buddies who come and join us on wet days. The big buddies from Monday wrote a short story about there time in Autahi that I thought would be great to share with everyone.
It's great to have an outside perspective in the classroom, especially when they are so caring and dedicated to making sure we all feel welcome and safe. When reading this piece try and think about some of the ways they are harnessing positive relationships and modelling how we can positively interact with one another even during a tough time like a wet break time.
Today at Morning Tea it was very rainy, so we went up to Autahi and played with them.
Megan and Chris played a game of HEADS DOWN, THUMBS UP and the Megan kept getting picked!
Joni and Greta played a medical game with some of the little kids. All of the kids used their imagination. We had fun pretending to be little pets and humans. There were quite a few cats, and two horses!
We are growing our Leadership by helping the juniors and by spending time with the youngest kids in the school we are practicing our patience. Because younger kids have a fresh imagination, you never know what they are going to do so it requires lots of patience!
We are learning how to work WITH the little kids rather than bossing them around. We liked watching the kids play and understand things about their personalities and anything really about them.
We enjoyed just going down there and getting to see the classroom where we started off at school.
By Greta, Chris, Joni and Megan
We really cherish the ability to grow the connections between our seniors and the learners in Autahi. It helps us to focus on developing social and emotional skills that help to nurture relationships with themselves and others.
We can't wait for the next rainy day so that we can spend more time with our awesome big buddies.