Elisabeth Murdoch College

THRIVE Student Activities for remote learning

 

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REMOTE LEARNING - TERM 2 2020

Guide for students for Mini Homegroup and Extended Homegroup (hint - download Smiling Minds app and use your Student Planner!)

 

Mindfulness Activity

(MONDAY)

THRIVE Challenge

(TUESDAY)

Motivational Quote + resource

(WEDNESDAY)

THRIVE Activity + Smiling Mind

(THURSDAY)

What Went Well

(FRIDAY)

Week 1

Refer to page 52 Mindfulness Activity in planner

Tree branches: Look at a tree or shrub for 5 minutes and count as many different branches as you can. 

THRIVE Challenge, refer to page 53 of planner

‘I will select five strengths I believe people could use to value others and build relationships, and note down why I think so’

“Say what you mean and mean what you mean” – MW

https://headspace.org.au/young-people/tips-for-a-healthy-headspace/

Smiling Mind (download free app)

Go into Youth Program

Middle school students – 13 – 15 year old program

Senior school students – 16 – 18 year old program

Then complete Mindfulness 101 – The Breath

(3 activities/recordings)

Body Language: Refer to page 52 in planner

Refer to page 52 ‘What Went Well’ in planner

Write down 3 things that ‘went well’ this week

Week 2

Refer to page 54 Mindfulness Activity in planner

Holiday: You are going on a holiday to Hawaii.  Name 10 pieces of clothing you would take and what you would need to organise.

THRIVE Challenge, refer to page 55 of planner

‘I will listen to three of my favourite songs, and for each of them – write down three strengths that I can see being referred to in the words’

“You must expect things of yourself before you can do them” – Michael Jordan

https://headspace.org.au/young-people/how-to-cope-with-stress-related-to-covid-19/

Smiling Mind (download free app)

Go into Youth Program

Middle school students –

13 – 15 year old program

Senior school students –

16 – 18 year old program

Then complete Mindfulness 102 – Awareness and Sound

(3 activities/recordings)

 

Goals and Growth: refer to page 54 in planner

Refer to page 54 ‘What Went Well’ in planner

Write down 3 things that ‘went well’ this week

Week 3

Refer to page 56 Mindfulness Activity in planner

My body: It is very easy to focus on the things that are wrong with your body.  Close our eyes for five minutes and think about at least ten parts of your body which are working really well.

THRIVE Challenge, refer to page 57 of planner

‘I will describe a recent event that really upset me and the strengths I used or could have used to help me become positive again and what actions I could take’

“Never give up on giving” – Stephen Post

https://blog.smilingmind.com.au/finding-a-place-inside-that-feels-calm-and-safe

Smiling Mind (download free app)

Go into Youth Program

Middle school students –

13 – 15 year old program

Senior school students –

16 – 18 year old program

Then complete Mindfulness 103 – Mindful Eating

(3 activities/recordings)

 

Acts of kindness: refer to page 56 in planner

Refer to page 56 ‘What Went Well’ in planner

Write down 3 things that ‘went well’ this week
Week 4

Refer to page 58 Mindfulness Activity in planner

Others’ delight: Look around the 'virtual' classroom and celebrate the fantastic achievements others have accomplished and enjoy the positive emotions you feel for them for at least five minutes.

THRIVE Challenge, refer to page 59 of planner

‘I will look for stories where people have had to dig deep to overcome setbacks and challenged and write down strengths they used’

“If it is to be it is up to me” – William Johnsen

https://coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au/managing-my-daily-life/coping-with-isolation-and-being-at-home/keeping-loneliness-at-bay-while-staying-at-home.html

Smiling Mind (download free app)

Go into Youth Program

Middle school students –

13 – 15 year old program

Senior school students –

16 – 18 year old program

Then complete Mindfulness 104 – The Body

(3 activities/recordings)

JOMO In, FOMO Out: refer to page 58 in planner

Refer to page 58 ‘What Went Well’ in planner

Write down 3 things that ‘went well’ this week
Week 5

Refer to page 60 Mindfulness Activity in planner

Garden beds: Go outside and look at a garden bed.  Don’t look for what’s wrong with it, but look for at least five things that are good about it.

THRIVE Challenge, refer to page 61 of planner

‘Every day for two of my strengths, I will choose the best Habits of Mind ways to think when using them’

“We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit” – Aristotle

https://www.theparentswebsite.com.au/use-school-closure-surge-ahead-academically/

Smiling Mind (download free app)

Go into Youth Program

Middle school students –

13 – 15 year old program

Senior school students –

16 – 18 year old program

Then complete Mindfulness 105 – Mindful Movement

(3 activities/recordings)

Keystone Habits: refer to page 60 in planner

Refer to page 60 ‘What Went Well’ in planner

Write down 3 things that ‘went well’ this week
Week 6

Refer to page 62 Mindfulness Activity in planner

Leaves: Go outside and pick up as many different types of leaves as you can in five minutes.  Go back inside and describe how each of them feels, how many lines they have on them, how they smell and anything else you notice about each one.

THRIVE Challenge, refer to page 63 of planner

‘Every day I will select one of my strengths to look for people using those strengths on the news, in the newspaper and in magazine stories’

“Good things don’t happen in a hurry” – German Proverb

https://au.reachout.com/articles/how-acceptance-can-help-you-cope-with-things-out-of-your-control

Smiling Mind (download free app)

Go into Youth Program

Middle school students –

13 – 15 year old program

Senior school students –

16 – 18 year old program

Then complete Mindfulness 106 – Observing/Exploring Emotions

(3 activities/recordings)

Beating Social Media Addiction: refer to page 62 in planner

Refer to page 62 ‘What Went Well’ in planner

Write down 3 things that ‘went well’ this week
Week 7

Refer to page 64 Mindfulness Activity in planner

Friends’ strengths: Look at the 24 VIA Character Strengths and think about the top strengths you would like your friends to have and why.  Who are five people you know who could have these strengths?  They could be good friends.

THRIVE Challenge, refer to page 65 of planner

‘When listening to others, before I speak I will ask them to tell me more about what they are talking about at least three times’

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention” – Oscar Wilde

https://coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au/managing-my-daily-life/staying-connected/why-staying-connected-is-so-important.html

Smiling Mind (download free app)

Go into Youth Program

Middle school students –

13 – 15 year old program

Senior school students –

16 – 18 year old program

Then complete Mindfulness 107 – Thoughts/Noticing Thoughts

(3 activities/recordings)

Communicating with others: refer to page 64 in planner

Refer to page 64 ‘What Went Well’ in planner

Write down 3 things that ‘went well’ this week