The Dream Book
For next week have the students use paper, stickers, glue, and ribbon to decorate a simple composition notebook. Let them choose the papers they like and embellish it however they want. It will be theirs to do with what they want.
For them to do during the week before we meet again. Ask them to write about their dreams, what they want to be when they are older, what colleges they know about, and want to go to, ect.
On the next week let's sit down with them again and talk to them about what they wrote and where they want to go in life. If we have any suggestions that could help them attain their goals. Then we can go to a computer lab and one of us sit down with each of them and lets look at what it takes to get into whatever career they said they are interested in.
This would just be a good exercise to get them thinking about their future and where they want to go in life. For some of the older kids they can really start to focus on what colleges they like and start to realize what they will need to get to where they want to go.
As far as art supplies go for what we would need for next week:
- Composition books (I have at least 10 already)
- Glue sticks (I probably have a pack or two of these as well)
- Scrapbook paper packs
- Xacto Knife (we can do this step if its too dangerous to hand that to them)
Some of it may be leading as in us telling them to research colleges and pushing them to think about their future, but a lot of these kids, as Carla pointed out, have no clue what it may take to get into college, but they are excited to go. Perhaps we should encourage them to retain that excitement and start working on their future.
I may be able to talk to the manager of Hobby Lobby and be able to get him to donate the paper and other decorative supplies. We may have to buy up to 10 more composition books to make sure there is enough to go around. If we had to purchase everything it would be no more than $40. That split between all of us would be $4 each maybe.