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.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Green Chimneys week 5

This past week we finished training and I will be beginning learn and earn where we work with the student in an environment that teaches them while helping the work ethic.  G.C. has been actively searching for a farm animal supervisor and we might soon have a new one. I hung out with my dorm and learned about each of my kids there.  working with them has proven difficult, which is why I'm looking forward to it.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Green Chimneys Week 4

This past week we dove into what areas of training, that we were interested in. I learned about the kids Ill be working with, I even met a few of them.  We have 1 last week of training, where I will observe classes and be assign a dorm to look after.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Green Chimneys week 3

This week we were taught Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) and how to perform restraints if we ever needed to.  It was a long 28 hours but, I did learn a few new things that could provide useful in any situation.  This next week we should be having the dorms that we will be working with assigned to us, after we finish blood borne pathogens training.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Green Chimneys week 2

This was my second week of training I work with the staff and the other interns but we have also been partnered up, to help us learn faster. For the rest of the month I work 6 days a week with Sunday off.  This up coming week is the last training week I believe this upcoming week will be different than the last two instead of learn about how to take care of ourselves on the farm we will go through training for work with the kids that attend Green Chimneys.


Sunday, September 3, 2017

week 1 at Green Chimneys internship

This was the first week of my internship at Green Chimneys, During this week I learned the schedule and inter-workings of the farm and animals.  In the upcoming week I will go through more train with the other interns and the staff to learn the kids schedules and what to do in situations, I will also be meeting interns that I don't already live with or work with directly.
Overall the first week helped me adjust to the schedules and set me up to succeed this upcoming week.