Week Two of Storytellers. This week we were assigned to a mentee by way of a Notebook Raffle. Our names were written on the inside, front cover of a notebook, and the mentee’s chose one at random. I was assigned to Touche — time will tell if he considers me a worthy prize.
As a group we completed an exercise called – Divide a Heart – which is intended to generate some story idea’s. The blackboard was divided into quarters, and suggestions were collected for the following input:
• Top Left- write 3 things you want/love/a personal goal.
• Top Right- write 3 possible conflicts/fear/hate.
• Bottom Left- write 3 completely different settings.
• Bottom Right- write three possible lessons.
Touche’s personal goal is to see more of his grandmother. I thought she must live out of State, so I asked if it was too far to visit — he pointed his pencil skyward. Definitely too far to visit!
Touche’s number one setting was Flower Land. He has a fear of grass – but not if it has ladybugs in it, and he also has a fear of skinny jeans. Finally – a common bond!
During week one – I had a short list of 3 mentee’s I’d like to mentor and 3 that I wanted to avoid. Touche made it to the second list — but now that we’d divided a heart together – I realized I may have judged him too harshly. Turns out he has a sensitive side – and is just a little bit quirky. We’re going to get on well!
Chicken Dance Score: Students 2 – Mentors 1