Friday, January 5, 2018

Done at Green Chimneys

my last day at GC was on the 30 of December the time from the 17th to the 30th was a no kid and packing time.  Overall the time I spent at GC will impact me greatly in my future career.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

GC week 16

This past week we had our holiday party, there were awards given out to the different sections of Green Chimneys.  I got to met others from these areas and exchanged names, there was food and drinks, as well as dancing overall very fun. Today I went on a trip with some of the younger kids, we went to a nutcracker play/ performance.  We had no problems and the kids seemed to brighten at the idea of doing it themselves.  Overall it was a very good week.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

GC week 15

This past week we helped to kids through the deaths of the two farm animals, some kids heard and they were good, others heard and couldn't deal with the news.  The other day one child asked "do you work with corkscrew", I responded "who?" The child said "Quirky, I call him corkscrew, how is he?"
I was then stuck in a situation the horse quirky had gone back to his original owners farm, because he wasn't doing well here (that happened a month or two ago).  I don't think the kid knew this even though we announced it, So I said "hes doing well, but I don't work with him".  He muttered "ok"  and that pretty much described the rest of my week.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

GC week 14

This pass week we put down two animals Otis the goat and Sophie the sheep, I got to experience it first hand.  When the kids ask we tell them they were old and they passed away during the night, some kids know what we do and tell us that they know, we then can confirm it or if we feel the child could go into crisis hearing about it, then we will turn it around.

Monday, November 27, 2017

GC week 13

This past week we had thanksgiving which meant that the kids were able to go home on Wednesday and theres had have no school till Monday.  This allowed us to focus on the animals needs, and plan for December.  I redecorated the teaching barn in my free time, Alexa one of our llamas was being a little weird after eating her food, she was just walking around with her mouth open lips loose.  Since there were not any kids around there really wasn't that much that happened this week

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.