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WEEKLY

reflections

GRATITUDE

Monday

What were three great things that happened on the weekend?

Tuesday

Name two people in this school you are thankful for. Why do you appreciate them?

Wednesday

Right now, what are you feeling thankful for? Why?

Thursday

What was your feel good moment yesterday? When did you laugh? 

Friday

Write a note to someone you feel thankful for and why, right now. Send/give it to them this weekend.

B.O.B 

Monday

How can I be of benefit at school this week?

Tuesday

Name three people you can help today? How?

Wednesday

How can you benefit the planet today?

Thursday

Describe a time you helped someone. What did you do? How did you feel after?

Friday

How are you going to be of benefit this weekend?

COMPASSION

Monday

What are some ways I can be kind this week:

Tuesday

"A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees" Father Faber. In your own words describe what this means and if you believe it to be true:

Wednesday

Whose world can you light up today? How?

Thursday

What is something kind you can do for yourself today?

Friday

Over the weekend, how can you show kindness to your family?

PEOPLE 

Monday

Who did I enjoy spending time with on the weekend and why?

Tuesday

Who in this school do I feel most thankful for and why?

Wednesday

Write down three people you appreciate being in your life. Why are you thankful for them?

Thursday

Write down four people you could turn to if you had a problem. 

Friday

Who did I help this week? How?

COURAGE

Monday

What is one brave thing you plan on doing this week?

Tuesday

Describe a mistake you made recently. What have you learnt from it?

Wednesday

Name three ways you can calm your nerves down before doing something scary. Next write a saying to remind yourself you can be brave e.g. I can do hard things... I can, I will, I am

Thursday

Do something (safe) that scares you today. What is it going to be?

Friday

"Courage is resistance to fear, master of fear, not absence of fear" Mark Twain. In your own words explain what this means:

HOPE

Monday

Write down 2 goals you have for learning  this week. Describe the obstacles for each and how you plan to overcome them:

Tuesday

What am I most looking forward to tomorrow?

Wednesday

Who is someone I feel grateful for today? Why?

Thursday

What are three things that went well for me today?

Friday

What am I most proud of doing this week?

JOY

Monday

What brought you joy over the weekend? Describe the feeling during and after it. N.B challenge yourself for all responses this week to not include technology!

Tuesday

Name three people you feel fantastic to be around. Why do you feel good with them?

Wednesday

What are you going to do today that brings you joy?

Thursday

Think about your favourite song. How do you feel when you listen to it? Can you listen to it today?

Friday

How are you going to give joy to others and make joy for yourself this weekend?

CHARACTER STRENGTHS

Monday

How can I use my three top character strengths this week at school?

Tuesday

Reflect on a time you used your character strengths to help you bounce back after things did not go your way:

Wednesday

What famous person do you admire that has character strengths you can identify? How do you think they use these strengths?

Thursday

Look around the room. Spot three people and name their character strengths:

Friday

Think about a book you have read lately or are reading now. Name a character, their strength and how they have used it:

MINDFULNESS

Monday

How can you practice being mindful this week? (breathing, eating, smelling, pausing, gratitude etc)

Tuesday

Describe one thing you can see, taste, smell, hear and touch right now:

Wednesday

Who are you thankful for right now, at this moment, in this room. Why?

Thursday

Close your eyes and be silent for a full minute. At the end of this minute write a list of the things you heard and any thoughts that kept coming up.

Friday

This weekend, when can you go slow, do nothing and be still?

PLAY

Monday

"We don't stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing." George Bernard Shaw. In your own words describe the meaning of this quote. Do you agree/disagree and why?

Tuesday

How do you plan to bring play into your day today?

Wednesday

What did you love playing when your were little? Why did you enjoy it?

Thursday

Close your eyes and be silent for a full minute. While you sit imagine yourself 'playing', are you drawing/singing/dressing up, throwing a ball, catching a wave, going down a water slide? Whatever you imagine, at the end of the minute, write about it.

Friday

This weekend, how are you planning to make time for playing?

SLEEP

Monday

"A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything." Irish Proverb. Do you agree/disagree and why?  

Tuesday

Sleep hygiene means habits that help you have a good night's sleep. Do you think you have good or bad habits and why? Is there anything you could change to create better habits?

Wednesday

Studies show people who are sleep deprived report increases in anger, frustration, poor focus and anxiety. Have you ever felt horrible after a bad sleep? Describe how it can impact you.

Thursday

Describe your bed time routine and if you don't have one - now is the time to create one:

Friday

How can you set things up over one night this weekend so that you have the best chances of sleeping well?

CURIOSITY

Monday

"I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious." Albert Einstein. How do you think being 'passionately curious' may have helped Einstein achieve so much in his life?  

Tuesday

If you had the opportunity to meet one person you haven't met, who would it be, why, and what would you talk about?

Wednesday

If you could communicate with animals (other than humans) which one would you want to talk to? What would you ask that animal?

Thursday

“We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.”  Epictetus. Write down four questions you can ask someone today/tonight.

Friday

What did you most enjoy learning about in school this week? Why? What can you try and learn this weekend?