Monday, November 20, 2017

GC week 12

The new week starts up tomorrow as well as the prep for thanksgiving. This next week is going to be strange, since some get to go home for thanksgiving while we are still working.  My off days are real boring and I actually look forward to going to work, because its something to do.  Tensions at the intern house are at an all time high, but we are just holding together.  GC has cut down on the sugars in their food again, it's sort of like eating the same foods over and over again, the very basics of food is served. Its all for the kids health be cause they want all the kids to be a healthy weight but with out physical extrusion there only so much that food will do.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Green Chimneys week 11

This week off I had a kid (one of my favorites) ask me like he does every time he sees me if I was taking him to his learn and earn, I normally say "what day do we do your learn and earn?" and he gets gloomy and says "Tuesday".  But today I said "yes right after lunch" and he proceeded to tell everyone around him that he was going to the farm. the rest of the week was pretty much the same as nothing else stood out.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Green Chimneys week 10

this past week, I worked on my own at the farm, my coworker went home for family reasons, and while it was relaxing to not have to check in to see what was done and what hasn't been done it also took me an hour longer than normal. I had caught the stomach flu earlier in the week and it made the rest of my week pretty wonky.  There's been a few meeting about some of the students here all of which are serious and concerning, but seeing the responses to it varies even when everyone decides on the same thing to do.  I am interested to see if there would be a way to have everyone keep the same interests in mind.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Green chimneys week 9

This past week has been quite hectic, with getting the kids ready for Halloween and the campus ready as well.  Each student here has a different point in which they can enter crisis, as you can imagine Halloween sends kids into that crisis.  This can happen at any time making it a crazy scenario of no where.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Green chimneys week 8

So I've been involve with a few tour groups now but this last one I co-lead a tour, and it was a lot easier than I thought it would be I got a rush from it and remembered what it was like when I volunteered at a farm.  There was always  a constant rush of people that always kept us busy and made the days flyby. In the upcoming week I'm going to a environmental studies conference through Green chimneys I cant wait It will be a great way to connect with the others in the field.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Green chimneys week 7

At the end of every other week we turn in learn and earn sheets , these sheets show the time a kid has put into working with us up at the farm.  The total time we write depends on what work the kid has done not the total time spent.  An example of this is if I had the kid for 1 hour and they did 15 mins worth of work I would put down that I got the kid at 2:00 and had them till 3:00, then in the total time spent I would write 15 mins.  On the other hand, lets say that I had the kid for 30 mins. but they did work worth more than that, I'd put in that I got them at 2:00 and I had them till 2:30, then in total I'd put 45 mins. This helps GC track how the kids handle work without going into crisis and we are able to see through these different jobs if these kids would be able to work in the real world.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Green Chimneys week 6

I worked with the kids for the first time this past week, it was more than i expected it to be but a lot less difficult than I had thought.  I got to know more of the kids and even started learning some names.  Its hard to think of things to do that take anywhere from 20-37 mins. its hard because each kid has different challenges and abilities.  Besides that it has been fun so far and I'm hoping to explore more with the facilities around the campus.