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§  Don’t fold the notes too many times.

§  Keep the money in your wallet’s zipper and not in your pocket.

§  Do not mix the notes with your personal money. Always use a separate section of your wallet.

§  Request the person to put the money in a sealed envelope, if possible.

§  Do not use the money for any other purpose; that would be cheating!

§  Do not tell any stranger that you are carrying money.

§  Always count the money before taking it from someone. Writing the amount on a piece of paper is even better.

§  When you accomplish your responsibility, call the concerned person to inform that you have handed the money to the right person.

§  Seek your parents’ permission before taking up such responsibility. Follow their advice.

§  If you refuse to help someone with such a task, do suggest alternative solutions like money transfer services or courier.

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§  Follow the road safety rules.

§  Look at both sides of the road before crossing.

§  If someone offers you to hold their hand while crossing, accept their offer. Do not think you are too old for it.

§  Listening is important. You might not be able to see a vehicle coming from an odd junction but you can hear its noise.

§  Avoid talking to anyone. Safety is vital.

§  Never run or stop in the middle of the road.

§  Take adult help for carrying huge or odd shaped things, like boxes, bicycles, prams, trolley bags, etc.

§  Watch out for drivers who do not abide by the traffic rules. There are vehicles coming from the wrong way.

§  Take your time and cross the road only when you are confident.

§  If you drop something on the road, do not be in a hurry to pick it. It is not more important than you are.

 

The Friday Class is the first published work of Mariam and Fatima Masood, authors of the book I Know Who You Are!

 

 

o   Identify and move away any important documents or electronic gadgets that might get damaged by the liquid.

o   Find the closet source to clean the spill; tissue, cloth, towel, etc.

o   Prevent the spill from affecting other surfaces. If the spill was on a table, make sure the liquid doesn’t drip off to the chair/s or to the floor.

o   Start cleaning from the outer edges to the center of the spill.

o   If any liquid other than water was spilt, make sure you take a wet wipe and clean the surface.

o   If your parents or someone is upset with you, try to understand their concern.

o   Apologize for your mistake and provide as much help as possible.

o   Don’t blame yourself for the mistake.

o   Accidents are unavoidable, however we should be careful.

Ø  A wallet too big is difficult to carry. Buy one that easily fits your pockets.

Ø  Prefer a wallet with a zip as the money notes will not drop off.

Ø  Write your name, contact number and email address in one of the pockets. In case you loose it, someone might be able to return it to you.

Ø  Coins do make the wallet heavy but it is always a good idea to have some handy. You can make quick purchases or help your parents get the parking ticket.

Ø  Before keeping any important documents in your wallet, inform your parents.

Ø  For emergencies, keep a list of contact numbers of some of your relatives.

Ø  Equip your wallet with bandages, toothpicks and tissues.

Ø  Take responsibility of your gaming cards. It will save your parents the trouble of storing them.

Ø  Cary a part of your pocket money, and remember savings are vital!

Ø  Even if you have money on you, ask your parents before making a purchase. They will help you take the right decision.

o   Realize that your behaviour is a reflection of your country, religion, family and parents.
Be responsible!

o   When you arrive at your friend’s place request for a place where you could keep your belongings.

o   Make a list of things you have brought as it will help you to pack up later.

o   Then, call your parents to tell them you have settled and are doing well. Remember to tell them that you are missing them.

o   If you want to use something like the phone, washroom, television as your friend or his/her family member politely.

o   What comes out goes in – whenever you use anything from your backpack return it back so that you don’t forget taking any of your things.

o   Remember the last talk you had with your parents and follow all the instructions given.

o   If you plan to go somewhere from your friend’s house inform your parents and seek their permission.

o   Eat healthy and well, gather at least 8 hours of sleep, and be particular about your personal hygiene (wash your hands after meals, brush regularly and shower often).

o   Leave a ‘Thank you’ at your friend’s house appreciating their care and hospitality.

ü  Make sure your clothes are pressed and appropriate for the occasion. Take advice.

ü  Shoes should be polished or wiped with a damp cloth.

ü  Don’t let your hair loose. They trouble a lot on a windy day and spoil the fun.

ü  A belt looks impressive.

ü  Take permission of your parent to carry a wallet. Little money helps a lot in case of an emergency.

ü  Avoid stuffing your pockets with things (toy car, play figure, tissue, coins or a ball). It looks awkward and gives an uncomfortable feeling.

ü  Carry a tissue or a napkin. It is one of the most important things.

ü  Matching all the accessories with your dress is not always important. Be carefree because you are loved for what you are.

ü  Confirm your appointment before leaving and inform your invitee about your arrival.

ü  Look at the mirror and smile. Appreciate yourself.

The Friday Class article is published in Young Times.

A big hello from Mariam and Fatima!

If you have visited The Friday Class blog recently, you might have noticed a new page titled ‘Class Management’. 

Here you can find useful ideas of getting your control right in class. Being teachers we have experienced that learning takes place only in a well managed class, personalities develop and socio-awareness builds.  We are pleased to share some of the strategies that have been implemented by us personally to facilitate the students’ learning process.

From the listed methods, I (Mariam) have benefited a lot by the Countdown, Busy Hands Busy Minds  and Start-up Exercise concept. I found children responding to these methodologies immediately, which was very encouraging and motivational for them.  

My (Fatima) favourite is the concept of Allocated Talk-time and of course, the Countdown. Any teacher, if consistent in using her discipline strategy, is successful. Consistency counts!

Also, we invite teachers and adults to share strategies, tips, tricks and spells that make children more responsible. It would be wonderful to listen to your viewpoints!

As Barney says, “It’s not so tough… to share your stuff…”

 Take Care,

Mariam and Fatima


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