“I was inspired by the breakout session that I attended on the power of relationships at the IL Regional Conference, and I was looking for some new ideas on talking to kids about their feelings, and I came across these ideas, The M and M Feeling Game, and the M and M Anger Game. I am going to laminate them and put them on our mentor shelf at Jefferson School. I am attaching copies of these if you would want to share them with any other mentors.
I used the bag of m & m’s that we were given out at the workshops Feb. 21, and used it to ask questions the way that Dave Staal, KHUSA President did with his mentee. I was surprised how well this worked. I have been with my mentee for 3 years and I learned things about her that I didn’t know, and she asked me some great questions too.
Thank you for having this regional gathering. It was just what I needed for some new ideas and encouragement. The only thing I think would have made it better is if we had a whole day of workshops.”