Thursday, March 27, 2014

8th Grade Girls Group

I recently began a small group for 8th grade girls in need of some positive affirmation.  The girls all have had a rough school year and consist of girls new to the school, girls suffering from severe cyberbullying, girls with eating disorders, and girls with mental health issues.  Over the next few weeks I will post the group activities.

Week #1 - Get to know you
Materials -  Notebook - I spend a lot of time at Target where you can get them for only a $1.00
                   Inspirational quotes - Pinterest is great for this

  • Small Ice breaker 
  • Group Rules 
  • Mental Hug Book

  The idea is simple girls take their inspirational quotes that I had printed out and cut out and glue the meaningful quotes in their notebook.  No rules here.  One on a page or a collage.  Use this time to chit chat with the girls and begin building rapport.  After awhile ask the girls to write down why the quote is meaningful.  I plan on the girls adding to their mental hug book every week.  At the end of group they will have a book to take home, and hopefully bring a smile to their face.

Here are a couple of mine - from Pinterest of course.