Advice From A Coyote By Sherry Scheline
Recently, I attended the Idaho Out Of School Network Power Up Summit. 2022 Summit I am often immediately questioned by the kids what I learned at trainings. I often give them something really boring and they quickly move on. I however have noticed that not engaging in discussion about my travels and trainings with the kids is a bit of a disservice. They want to learn about different places, cultures and people. They also are eager for gifts. I typically bring back all the free pencils and pens I can get my hands on at conferences. Occasionally, I buy magnets, postcards and other little items. This trip I swung in to the Gift Store at the Shoshone Bannock Casino. I grabbed some beads for future craft projects and a few other things. I also bought the kids this card. Donzia Gift
Advice from a Coyote
- Be curious
- Adapt to your surroundings
- Stand up fur your friends
- Travel under the stars
- Keep your ears open
- Know when to make tracks
- Have a howling good time!
Our Teepees we call Badger and Coyote. Coyote is the Big Teepee and I felt this advice was perfect. In the Teepee we want the students to be
- Curious and be able to experience new and exciting things from what they eat to what they learn from.
- Adapt to your surroundings. We know this time of year it is hard to adjust to the cold. Remember we use to have to have program completely outside. The Teepees are a blessing and we are lucky to have them. Dress warm and adapt to our surroundings. Remember the ground stays cold even with rugs. Sit on the bean bags or couch.
- Stand up fur your friends. One of our program rules be kind to others. We want to defend each other and protect one another. Remember this means our animals too. The chickens need love too. Be gentle in picking them up.
- Travel under the stars. We officially began our campaign to decrease light pollution in Valley County this November. We want you as families to start admiring the Night Sky. Get outside and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.
- Keep your ears open. Listening is so important.
- Know when to make tracks. As winter settles in many of our students will be working on snow projects. Please be mindful of where you walk and the damage you may cause to another’s work.
- Have a howling good time! In the Badger and Coyote we want you to remember this important rule.