Mrs Bennett’s Bulletin, Wednesday 17 June 2020

Good morning, Prep School family,

Welcome to wonderful Wednesday!

I hope you are well and enjoyed Tuesday! For me it was ‘one of those days’. It was lovely, don’t get me wrong and I had lots of fun in school but things just kept going wrong. Nothing major just lots of little things. I forgot to buy some bread for my lunch, I forgot to send out an email, I lost my iPad (only to find it exactly where I had left it!), I broke my sunglasses, we ran out of coffee at home. . . just annoying things! I was driving home thinking about the day and it did make me smile – I bet people in school thought I was going a bit mad when I was sat in my office chuntering to myself. Hey-ho – we all have those kind of days don’t we? Today is a new day. A chance to press the reset button and start again. That is exactly what I have done – pressed reset! If I was a computer, you would have turned me off and back on again yesterday!

I thought for the rest of the week, I would share some other short stories with you that I used when I was doing my night reflections for my youth work. So many of you commented on the starfish story and how it made you think. I hope you enjoy and learn something from these, too.

A man uses elephants to conduct circus shows. He has five elephants and keeps them chained through a single rope held not so tight. As the elephants are huge and strong, they could have easily broken the rope and escaped.

One day, a man who visits the circus, asks the elephant carer why the elephants are not trying to escape when the rope is not strong enough to hold them. The man is amazed to hear the reply:

He is told, “Since their young years, the elephants have been conditioned to believe they were not capable of breaking the rope and they lacked the strength. And that is the reason why these elephants never tried to escape.”

So why have I shared this story today? What do you think it means?

I think it means that our limitations and strengths lie within us. We can achieve anything if we believe we can achieve. Anything is possible.

So each day I promised I would be sending you a life skill task to complete and also a joke, poem, picture, fact or reflection. Here we go for Wednesday 17th June:

Life skill of the day: Can you do a crossword?

Day of the year themes: ‘Eat Your Vegetables Day’, ‘Garbage Man Day’, ‘Tessellation Day’, ‘Apple Strudel Day’ and ‘Cherry Tart Day’. Yummy to both vegetables and apple strudel!

Thunk of the day: Remember, Thunks are unusual questions that are designed to make you think. There are no right or wrong answers -just your answer. The only rule is that you must be able to justify and explain your answer. You cannot just say the first thing that comes into your head. Really think about the question and discuss with your family!

Question: If I put a bunch of flowers in the back of a computer, does that make it a vase?

TOPS activity of the week: This is the last week of the two-week task. . .

Can you think of the seven continents of the world and identify a major landmark from each e.g. Europe – Buckingham Palace. Can you then recreate these landmarks? You could bake them, make out of Lego, paint, dress up as them, make out of toilet rolls. . . use your imagination, there are many house point on offer for anyone that can achieve this!

It can be an individual or a family effort. I would love to see these photos once you have done and I will share on social media!

Quote of the Day: “Do the right thing, even when no one is looking”

Joyous June calendar task: Be kind to yourself. Treat yourself the way you would treat a friend.

Sleeps til Santa: 190

Have a fabulous day!

Mrs Bennett 😊