For those that don't know me I am the Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) for Rise Park School.
I just wanted to let you all know that I am thinking of you all in this tricky time. I am missing you all and would love to know what you have all been up to.
I have been busy getting creative and planning some lovely activities for us when we all return to school.
I have been working lots from home on school work and been very busy in my garden, as the weather has been so lovely recently. I have been walking my dog lots away from other people and staying safe indoors. I have also tried some baking, but that didn't quite work out well 🙁
What have you been doing??
If you would like to drop me a little note telling me all about your day or just a chat to a friendly ear then you can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
I would love to see some art work from you or anything you have been getting up too. I will be posting some activity ideas on here and little messages from me to you.
Love Mrs Watts
Hi Rise Parkers, Mrs Lamb here. Just checking that you are all safe and well and looking after yourselves in these strange times.
I am missing you all lots but I am trying to keep busy and stay positive. This week I decided I would do some random acts of kindness to cheer up my family. I made my daughter some delicious pancakes and they really made her smile. It is important for us to stay positive and be kind to each other.
I wondered if over the next few days you could complete some acts of kindness for your family? Try and complete the ones below and add some of your own. Stay safe everyone and I will speak to you soon.
How many acts of kindness did you complete?
Please see the letters section of the website for some more lovely nurture activities.
So yesterday was Thursday and I was pretty fed up with the weather and staying indoors. So i decided to make myself get into a more positive mood. I Made a cheesecake, which turned out well for my first attempt and I had some face time with my grandson. I am missing him so daily phone calls and face time cheer me up.
I walked my dog in the rain which felt quite refreshing actually.
My grandson had made play dough yesterday and was showing me how to squish it in his hands ( he is only 2) so I though you lot might like the recipe to make your own so here it is
2 cups of plain flour
2 table spoons of vegetable oil
1/2 cup salt
2 table spoons of cream of tartar
1-1/2 cups of boiling water till it feels right ( get a grown up to help with this)
food colouring (Optional)
few drops of glycerine ( secret ingredient for stretchy and shiny dough)
mix the flour, salt , cream of tartar and oil in a mixing bowl
add food colouring to the boiling water and then to the dry ingredients
stir continuously until it gets sticky
add glycerine ( Optional)
allow to cool
Kneed until playable
if too sticky add more flour
I hope you enjoy this as much as my grandson did. I would love to see what you make 🙂
I have also made you a video which you can view by following this link https://www.riseparkprimaryschool.co.uk/gallery/
Keep smiling, keep safe
Love Mrs Watts
Well its me again. Its Wednesday and the sun is out again. The sunshine always cheers me up, Hope it cheers you up too? Time to get into the garden again for some lovely outdoor play time.
It was my birthday yesterday and I spent my day in the garden. I am very lucky as my mum has moved in with me during the lock down and she baked me the most beautiful coffee cake. It was delicious. Have you been doing any baking? maybe you could email me the photos?
well today I am doing some work at home then I am going on a bike ride this afternoon for some fresh air and exercise.
I also thought of a lovely activity you could do at home. You could make a fuzzy warm thoughts jar.
All you need is a washed out jar and some felt tips or paint. The idea is every time you get that warm fuzzy feeling you can write it down on a piece of paper and pop it in the jar, then if you feel a bit fed up you can pick out the note and remember how you felt. You can decorate the jar as you like. I have put a printable version in the letters section of this website for you to download and print out if that's easier for you.
Keep safe and hope you have lots of fuzzy warm feeling this week
Love Mrs Watts
Follow this link to have a look at a story called 'Everybody Worries' which is great for children who are worried about the coronavirus. https://www.calameo.com/read/000777721945cfe5bb9cc?authid=Xu9pcOzU3TQx
Happy Monday everyone 🙂
Well what a weekend I have had. Its been full of ups and downs. It was my birthday last week and normally I would have a BBQ with all my family and friends however at this strange time I was unable to Invite my family and friends. I did manage a BBQ but just with my household. I did feel a little down about it but talked to my family and they cheered me up. They made me feel much better and my fiancee even managed to get a video call together with all my friends. So I had a fantastic day celebrating my birthday and VE day.
The whole street came out and sat in the gardens and a sociable distance. We all celebrated together.
Did you do anything to celebrate VE day? Have you been in touch with friends and family online?
It got me thinking about things that are out of my control and I can not change things no matter how hard I try . Sometimes things are hard to deal with but we have to be resilient and strong and find a way to deal with things that are out of our control. So stay strong and I know Rise Parkers are resilient. I am so proud to be part of Rise Park School and looking forward to getting back there when the time is right.
I have put a lovely activity in the letters section to help understand things out of your control. Why don`t you have a look, i would love to see some photos of this.
I have also put up a little story for you to read about a little girl who started a scrap book. Maybe you could start a scrapbook too.
Love Mrs Watts
Hi Rise Parkers,
Mrs Lamb again! Just thought I would check-in with you all.
I have had a strange couple of weeks. It was my birthday last week and I managed to see lots of my family on Facetime to make sure we all stayed safe. It was very different to any other birthday I’ve had, as I would usually go out for a big family meal. It made me feel a little sad and my emotions have been up and down ever since.
It is very important to stay positive, particularly in these difficult times so I decided to cheer myself up by creating a positive message for myself and others. My message to myself is ‘ I am stronger than I think.’ I have been telling myself this every day and I am now starting to feel much more positive again. I wanted to share my message with you all in case any of you were feeling a little sad like me.
It would be wonderful if you made your own positive message to share with others. You can make them as creative as you like. Love hearts, stars and any other shape you can think of. Write your message and send me a picture. I would love to see them all and they will help lots of people who are feeling sad. We are all stronger than we think!
Try and complete as many acts of kindness as you can over the next 7 days.
A sunny morning to you all
I hope you have had a restful holiday.
I have had a lovely week in the sunshine enjoying my garden.
I have been planting and reading lots walking and cycling around my local woodland.
I even had a few days just for me and being kind to myself so I thought you might like to take part in a 5 day be kind to me challenge?
I have put the downloadable resource up in the letters part of the website. Why not try it and and see what kind of things you find out about yourself?
I would love to here back from you all and see your certificates at the end.
Love Mrs Watts
Hi Rise Parkers, Mrs Lamb again! Just thought I would check-in with you all.
Well the weather has changed dramatically from glorious sunshine to miserable and wet! I decided I needed some fun indoor activities to keep me busy at home. I created an indoor scavenger hunt for my six-year-old Godson to complete and he had lots of fun looking for all the items on the list so I thought I would share it with all of you to enjoy too! I have popped it in the letters section for you.
I would love to see photographs of you completing your scavenger hunt and to see who can find the most items on the list! There may even be a small prize for the winner! Send me your photographs to: