On Thursday, December 7th, 5 West hosted a cookie decorating night in the community room in Southwest Hall. Residents from all around the building came and had a great time decorating cookies and discussing why they decorated their cookies a certain way. Some residents decorated their cookies to look like ornaments on a Holiday tree and others decorated theirs to look like Seasame Street Characters. Overall, the residents had a great time and some good fun before the stress of finals start. How would you decorate a cookie? Post your answers on the Discussion page.
Colors are an important part of how we express who we are. The cool thing about colors is that colors say a lot more than just what our favorite colors are. Colors show parts of our personality like our motivations, how we react to situations, and our desires. In the elevator bay on 5th floor there is a bulletin board that tells you what certain colors say about you. There is also a section of the board that gives you a chance to write down what your favorite color is. What is your favorite color? Post your answers on the Discussion page or write them on the bulletin board.
On the doors of 5 West, there are blank Lego Men. The little guys on your door have a note attached to them. The note says to decorate them to express yourself. This is a great way to show the wing who you are and what your interests are. Some residents have already colored their Lego men and are showing off how they express themselves. Why did you color your Lego man a certain way? Post your answers on the Discussion page.
This is an activity that I did with my wing throughout this past week. I handed out the True Colors Personality Quiz and asked everyone to take it and give it back to me. I then took the results and created a small bulletin board showing the characteristics of each color as well as the names of those you got that color. I wanted to see what the main colors of my wing were as well as how many of those with the same color were roommates. Even though I didn’t have many complete it, it was still interesting to see the results from those that did turn it in.
On Wednesday April 19th, we made tie blankets in the lobby. We had a total of 6 fleece tie blanket kits in a variety of patterns and colors. These blankets will be donated to Family Advocates of Platteville. We had a lot of fun conversing with each other while working and it was definitely a nice way to relax. Thank you to everyone that came down to help make the blankets for this great cause!
There is another new board on the wing! This board is all about social media. It talks about how employers do look at your social media accounts and how what you post, tweet, and even text can affect whether or not you get the job. Please be safe and conscious about what you put on the internet because it does play into your identity. Remember once it is on the internet it is out there forever.
Yesterday Andrew and myself went and gave blood. We each saved 3 lives and felt great about it not to mention we also got a $5 amazon gift card and a free t-shirt! I encourage everyone to either give blood or volunteer. Thank you Andrew for going with me!