Report of the workshop held on May 22nd, 2014
Participants: 14 kids from the Yellow class
Trainers: Nancy, Sotar, Sara, Ulie, Mara, Benedetta
What we needed:
Kids were restless in the beginning. Many said they were sad that Sara is leaving. They were putting the last hand on Sara's present.
"The little green frog" song:
"Mh, mh, said the little green frog one day
Mh, mh, said the little green frog,
Mh me, said the little green frog one day
And the frogs went mh mh aaaah.
But we, all frogs go: LA LE La LE LA
LA LE LA LE LA, LA LE LA LE La
but we all frogs go: la le la le la
we dont go mh mh aaaah!"
- "Dihina dan malu malu" song (self-conscious feelings song)
"dihina dan malu-malu ragù-ragù yakin ragù-ragù yakin
dihina dan malu-malu ragù-ragù yakin segan bingung
diper-malukan kikuk disalakhan puas yakin spesial puas yakin spesial
diper-malukan kikuk disalakhan puas yakin spesial puas yakin"
(Meaning: "humiliated and inhibited, hesitant, confident
humiliated and inhibited, hesitant, reticent, confused
dis-honored, awkward, blamed, satisfied, confident, special
dis-honored, awkward, blamed, satisfied, confident)
- Cara kamu song
"Cara kamu, berpikir,
mengubah, apa yang
kamu rasakan dan lakukan
kamu rasakan dan lakukan"
(Meaning: the way you think changes the way you feel and do)
3) Mouse and cat game
One of the most appreciated games. Kids enjoyed it a lot. Only they got a bit annoyed with M who didn't want to stop running.
We had to set the rule in order to change the role of the mouse after max two minutes, linking to somebody. They also had to be the mouse (tikus) at least once.
4. Blind man game.
Kids were divided in couples. 1 child put a blindfold on the other; subsequently, he or she guided the partner through the room; furthermore, he or she let the blindfolded mate touch whatever he/she wanted. Then they exchanged roles.
The guides walked fast, they also didn't check if the blindfolded partner could manage to proceed. They were not very serious.
Question: what do you feel when you're blindfolded?
Question: what does it feel to be a guide?
Question: What do you like to touch?
5) Game: circle of spreading emotions
(Emotions are normally contagious)
1 - pass a smile
2 - pass an angry face
Sy was the last in the circle to repeat the emotion, but he wasn't able to do anything but smiling. Everybody looked at him. He looked very uncomfortable and he went outside.
6) Name as many emotions as you can
(See if their vocabulary has grown over these two months)
galau, murung, kesal, sedih, ragu ragu, gembira, malu, tergila-gila, marah, spesial, puas, dicinta, tersakiti, dipermalukan, patah hati, bingung, kehilangan, disalahkan, yakin, ditinggalkan, sengsara, dibebaskan, kaget, jijik, kecewa, sakit hati, lelah, lemas
Upset, depressed, upset, sad, hesitant, happy, shy, crazy, angry, specials, satisfied, be loved, hurt, humiliated, heartbroken, confused, lost, blame, sure, abandoned, miserable, released, shocked, disgusted, disappointed, hurt, tired, weak
Sara counted 34 different emotions.
The improvement since March is huge, not only because they are mentioning a bigger number of emotions but also because they are much more accurate as well as refined in the emotions they mention.
7) We sit in a circle and talk about the workshops
They wanted all the guests to come back (Indy, Therese, Elisabetta etc)
- SNACK -
9) Board-game on emotions (made by Iolanda)
Kids loved the game. They tried hard to answer the questions.
10) Certificates delivery
Every morning song
Nancy wisely suggested to give a workshop on "saying goodbye" in the future.