Today the 3/4s were asked to write haiku, cinquain and acrostic poems to express their thoughts and feelings about the Holy Spirit. This was a difficult task so many students found themselves in ‘The Pit’.
The Pit is a name for the place that you go (in your mind) when you get stuck when working on something that is challenging. The Pit is a wonderful place because it is here where you do your best thinking. However, when you are in The Pit you might feel frustrated, impatient or even upset. It is important to remember that whenever you find yourselves in The Pit you must be persistent (keep trying and trying even though it is hard). It is also important to remember that when you are in The Pit there is ALWAYS a way out of it!
There are many different strategies that will help you get out of The Pit. One strategy is to ask a teacher or friend for help. It is even better, however, to develop your independence and learn strategies that you can use by yourself. When you become more independent you will learn to trust that you will find a way out of The Pit so being in it will be less scary. Remember that there is ALWAYS a way out of The Pit and when you get out you will feel extremely proud of what you have accomplished!
When you go through the process of falling in then getting out of The Pit you know you are doing some wonderful learning! Remember to always be persistent in the pit!
When have you been in persistent in The Pit and what strategy did you use to get out of it?
How did you feel when you got out of The Pit?