Thursday, May 22, 2014

Report of the activities held on May 8th, 2014 at KDM

Report of the activities held on May 8th, 2014 at KDM

Coping with failure

Participants: 15 kids of Yellow class


Trainers: Nancy, Sara, SotarUlie, Mara, Benedetta, Therese, Susanne



What we needed:


Post-it for each child.

- Violin and guitar (Sara)

A ball with a small basket (Sara)

- 4 colorful scarves (Nancy)

- 3 balls and 3 baskets (Nancy)

A rope (Nancy)

Beng bengs for all the kids

Sheets and colors for each kid

- 4 balloons and two ropes (Nancy)


Music by:


Sorrow, Bartok

- Allegro, Handel

- Prokofiev Sonata

- Mozart canon

Jazz piece








Beng Beng (warming up)


They liked the game, but they couldn’t focus for a longtime


2) Dragons


Divide them in three groups: children born in Jan-Apr, May-Aug, Sept-Dec.


3 Groups (the Ninjas, the Naruto, the Little Krishnas) of 5 players each – the last member had a scarf like tail – the head of dragon had to catch the tail of the other dragon – the dragons couldn’t break.


10 min


Kids loved the game, but the boys were a bit out of control. L said at the beginning, when we divided the kids into groups, that she didn't want to be in the boys' group.

The boys banged into table and rolled over the floor.

It would have been better to play this game outside where there are a lot of rooms and where the boys have more self-control.



3) Introduction of Therese (guess about her)


Mozart and jazz pieces were played

10 min


Therese engaged the kids from the first moment onwards. Kids seemed to like her immediately. They were very interested in the fact that she has lived in

Indonesia for a very long time and that she married an Indonesian man as well as the fact that she has an Indonesian surname.


Kids listened very carefully to Therese and Sara's duet. Especially

Ar, he's always engrossed in the music. A also seemed to enjoy it a lot.



D: heard similarities and differences in the music
Ar: most enjoyed the jazz. It's like the music they play in a club
D: loved it
F: asked if Mozart was a man or a woman.
J asked why women were not allowed to be a composer. Sara explained that women in the past were not allowed to have certain professions


4) Drama with Ulie, Therese and Sara:


Sara and Therese had to do a competition to get a job.

They practiced a lot for it. They had to play Vivaldi’sspring from the beginning.


Ulie and Sotar were the judgers.


At the end of the two pieces, Ulie said that Theresewas the winner an that she got the new job.


Sara was very upset.


Request: Please, write down what you would think if you were Sara.


The children were told that Sara could try again to get a job after two months.


Question: Would you participate again if you were in her place?


The kids were asked to distinguish betweenhelpful and non-helpful  



Kids liked the drama.


Ar told that he saw a competition and Sara's partwent all wrong. She was confused at the beginning but she moved on anyway.
Sotar asked who, among the kids, would want to try a competition again, if they failed in the first one.
Some of the kids were a bit confused and said both 'yes' and 'no'. Sotar explained that, sometimes, the kids look at their friends first, see what they answer, and only then they answer.
Overall, kids would try again.
D and Sy said that they wouldn’t to try again. Dadded that he would try again (because it's a new challenge) after a lot of practicing. He said thatit's a bit confusing to him; he wanted to try, buthe’s afraid to fail. (D looked shy when he was talking. He played with Ar's hands and M's feet)
Sy says why try if he already failed. Later it came out that he thought that the question was only in case of a music competition: then he wouldn't try again. But if iwas a soccer competition, he would try again.
L: didn't want to try again, because she would feel ashamed.
A: wanted to try again (when a soccer competition)
Swanted to try again
Twanted to try again
Diif a dance competition he would try again
Mif a running competition, he would try again
I: She would try during a science competition



Sad and frustrated

Annoyed, sad and shy

Thought: annoyed, frustrated, felt sorry

If I were miss Sara, I would be angry :)


If I was in her, I would be sorry (Sy)

Sad, annoyed. Felt sorry because Sara ridiculed Therese

- If I were in her, I would feel confused

- If I were miss Sara, I would feel sad and disappointed (JesI)

- If I were miss Sara I would feel nervous and shy

- If I were miss Sara, I would never give up and keep the spirit (D)

- I was very sad because I lost the soccer competition

- Disappointed

- If I were miss Sara, I would be sad and disappointed



(We kept the Focus on trying again

Focus on trying again. Dale Carnegie once said that it was essential to "develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the most important steps to success." Persistence is the source of success for most of people on this planet.  SiimonReynolds believes that “lack of persistence is one of the main reason for which people fail; giving up toosoon means that you'll never know whether what you're seeking to do or be was achievablehe says that this is the case for "the majority of people".)

15 min




  5) Game: toss a ball in a small basket


The three groups were taken as well as 3 balls and 3 baskets, and a rope as a boundary.


They were told to score in the basket, and the team who won got sweet Beng-bengs (we shown it, to make them feel competitive).


We made sure that they wouldn’t score any ball.


Nobody won.



What are your feelings?
Would you like to try again?


(Focus on: Remind yourself that you are good enough.

Failures cause us to want to withdraw and not try again due to fear of being further exposed as inadequate and incapable. However, this fear is notfounded; in reality, nobody is perfect and everyone will err at various points in life.

There is a real difference between who becomessuccessful and overcomes failures and who does not understand how to manage failureas well as their impact.

Feeling inadequate is a commonplace; it is a human feeling that even very public as well as very successful people feel, however, they don't let it keep them down. You are good enough; all you need is to give yourself the go-ahead to keep trying.

15 min)


They all lined up nicely. Di got really upset when theother kids pushed the rope, which symbolizes the line, forward. He didn't tell the kids that they shouldn't havedone that, but instead, he called Sara, Susanne and Nancy.



6) The sweet beng-bengs was given to them and they were free to try again with the ball if they wished


The kids were asked if they knew any successful or famous person: everybody knew someone.

The kids were also asked what is needed to succeed

Answers: keep trying, study hard, never give up.


6) Therese and Sara played three pieces:


Sorrow, Bartok

- Allegro, Handel

- Prokofiev Sonata (anger)


The kids will draw freely.

15 min



A: 3 people: sad, free, very angry
R: 2 people hand in hand, looking sad standing beside 2 trees
Dcolourful swirls, 1 tree standing, 1 tree flat
T: 2 people in car. 2nd drawing: 4 people, 2 in the middle at a table, 1 looks angry.
I: 2 people (princess + prince?) on big chair, close together. 2nd drawing: bride sitting on a chair looking happy
Di: drawing full of car, truck, helicopter, moon, stars etc there's a building and a tree
N: street scene with cars, people and trees
Fe: 1. butterfly, 2. girl, 3. boy
Ar: 1. 2 people, 1 waves. 2: 1 person alone, crying on the road. 3: 2 people, 1 gives flowers to the other
Sy: crying person with the name 'Susi' on the t-shirt
F: 1 side drawing: 'KRISNA' with crowns above the letters. Other side: a (younger) sister with her brother holding sword and shield
J: drawing of Sara playing violin (teaching) and a child from KDM holding violin, but looks sad
S: 2 people in a garden
M wrote: BIMA big and decorated letters
L: many people on hills under the sun.
TI and Fe have similar drawings on topside drawing

Sara asks if they would like to do activities like these in the 
future: 8 kids said yes

7) Balloon Volley Ball


The kids were divided into four teams of 4 kids each.


The game consisted of a simple version of volleyballwith a balloon. A net was erected at a suitable height for those playing using string. At the beginning of the game, the balloon was thrown in and each team got two hits at the balloon before it went over the net and into the opposing teams area. If the balloon touchedthe floor, or it failed to go over the net within the two hits, a point would be awarded against that team. The game may be played using points or within a designated time limit.



- Played for 5 minutes normally.

- The kids were asked to try to lose on purpose, taking turns.

Subsequently, they were asked what they felt while losing.


(Focus on: Kids were allowed to fail on purpose.

Failing on purpose is a good thing to do, provided that it wouldn't harm others or that it wouldn’t have anylong-term negative consequences.

Learning something new, trying something beyondyour set of skills and asking for something when youdon’t know the answer will be really helpful when trying to improve (such as a raise, promotion, etc.)

Doing this, you'll experience more benefits than losses; for instance, learning how to handle failure,improving the ability to extract key issues within yourlimits, and unearthing the value of partial success are great benefits.)


10 min


The kids were not very inspired when they had to try to win. Chaotic.

When we told them that the second round they had to lose, they tried to do their best.


What did we do today?

Answers: work together, about winners, losers and failures


8) Musica Musica song


- Sing it a second time COMPLETELY wrong, just for fun.



I: 1: tired, 2:hungry
R: 1. tired, 2: very happy
N: 1: angry, 2. sad
D: 1. very happy, happy. 2: tired, very happy, happy
Febry: 1. angry, 2. tired
M: 1. tired, 2. tired
J: 1. very happy, 2. very happy
Di: 1. tired, angry  2: crossed all
S: 1. tired, sad  2. tired
L: 1. angry  2. sad
Sy: 1. happy  2. shy
T: 1. Tired, happy  2tired, very happy, shy
Ar: 1. tired, very happy   2. very happy, happy
F: 1: happy
Tores: sad
Unnamed: tired





















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