Our big focus is talking about what sustainable happiness means to us. We talked about things that will always make us happy, even when we are 100! The kids came up with so many great ideas like playing with their siblings, learning new games, and petting kittens!
Some of our centres have changed. One that is getting a lot of attention is the engineering centre, where students are trying to think of new ways to get Rapunzel down from her tower. As you can see, stairs, a ladder, a bird, an airplane and a trampoline have all been tried and tested methods.
We are reading alternative fairy tales such as the Paper Bag Princess, Cinder Edna, and Princess Smartypants. Each one revolves around a strong female character that sheds the traditional thinking that princesses are not happy without a prince. We are working on our mindsets with these books: learning to do things for ourselves instead of waiting for someone to do them for us and learning to find what makes us happy might not be the same as everyone else.