To wrap up the first week of new classes, 6th West had a root beer float social event. This event was intended to offer the residence a chance to get to know me better and a chance to relax after a potentially rough first week of new classes. At the social, we talked about our new class loads and what everyone thought their biggest struggles of this semester will be. We also discussed ways that we can relieve stress in a healthy manner and how to recognize the signs that we may be overextending ourselves.
If you have a birthday while at school, sometimes you may feel disconnected being away from your family or hometown friends. I made these door decorations to give to everyone on 6th west that has a birthday during the next few months. These cupcake decs are just a fun way to show that I want to wish all of the upcoming birthdays a happy and cheerful time! #aplacetobelong
To remind residents about all the wonderful things to do around Platteville, I worked with Matt to create this bulletin board. We wanted this to be our first shared board because it’s a nice reminder to everyone that there are fun, healthy, and exciting things to do both on campus and in-town. I hope that all of the 6th will see this board and possibly get a new idea or try out an activity that they never have before. #aplacetobelong
I wanted the 6th West community to get to know me a little better while they were moving in. One of the ways that I introduced myself to the residents was creating this “Get to Know Your RA” bulletin board. This board had a few interesting facts about myself, as well as long-term life goals and some goals for this semester. I also included a short introductory letter and some pictures of both me and my dog. I hope that residents will be able to use this bulletin board in the next few weeks to learn a little more about me and the positive semester I hope to have with them here. #aplacetobelong
As a way to start off the new semester on a good foot, I made lava lamp door decorations for each of the 6th West residents. Lava lamps are known for their calming ambience, and that is the general theme I want to follow while I take on the role as resident assistant this semester. Schooling can become very stressful for people and I used these lamps to remind people that they can use me as a calming resources on their wing. I also made a point to knock on all of the doors while hanging the decs up. This gave me a chance to introduce myself and learn a little more about my residents. Overall, this was a very nice introduction to my role in the wing and I hope to continue to learn more about the occupants and how I can do my best job here. #aplacetobelong
This morning was 6th floor’s pancake breakfast that took place in the community room from 10-noon. We had a great turnout. Residents had the choice of either plain or chocolate chip pancakes, coffee, and apple juice. It was a great way to start off finals week by giving everyone a break and a filling breakfast so that they could focus on studying. Thank you to everyone that came down it was fun getting to just sit around, talk, and enjoy some pancakes.
On Saturday I delivered the 62 holiday baskets that we made for Manor Care here in Platteville. We were originally going to just do holiday cards but then we came up with the idea of doing baskets. We made baskets out of red, green, blue, and white construction paper and filled them with perler bead decorations, a candy cane, grapes, pretzels, hershey’s kisses, and of course a holiday card. The perler bead decorations were made at a program that took place earlier in the week by residents. It seemed like everyone had lots of fun and there were some really cool designs made. Thank you to everyone that helped out in some way with the baskets. The residents of Manor Care definitely like them.