Ritual: First Day Ritual





*Spell Sharing - Ritual*


First Day Ritual


On the first day of school, ask the following questions and put the answers on paper.


What do you want to do when you grow up? (wish/dream) What kind of person do you want to be? (affirmation) What are the 20 things you like? (favorites)


You can ask totally different questions and do this ritual on the different "first days"; the first day of the year, spring, summer break, or anything. It can be annual or seasonal, or even monthly. It is nice to have a default date and questions so that you can see the annual (or seasonal) changes/similarities comparing with the previous ones. Also, this ritual helps us to understand own self and others.


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初めの日の習慣


新学期初日に、下記の質問に対してのみんなの答えを紙に書いてみて。


将来どんなことをしたいか。  (夢と希望) どんなヒトでありたいか。 (アファメーション) 好きなこと20個。


もちろん別の質問でも、新学期初日でなくても大丈夫です。一年の始まりの日、春の始まりの日、夏休みの初日など、一年に一回でも、季節ごとでも、それこそ毎月やってもいい。日にちを決めて繰り返して行うと、過去のリストとの変化や共通点が見れるのでおすすめです。これの作成過程で、たくさん感じて、たくさん話して、その時の自分自身や相手のことを理解する助けとなります。


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Story Behind:


We have done this annual ritual for quite a while now. When our children were younger, I drew pictures of "future me" and their favorite things - so that they can visually reassure what they felt at that moment. Now we put our answers in words, and our older child likes making his own sign.


In the process of making these signs, we think and feel lots of ourselves and enjoy talking and sharing them with others.

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