It is really important in school and in life to be able to work effectively and respectfully with others. As a class we have been busy considering the skills required for us to work well cooperatively together.
We worked with a partner and each group was allocated a social skill. Our task was to develop a y-chart for the social skill we were given. We discussed the social skill with our partner and imagined what we might hear, what we might see and what we might be feeling when someone is practicing the skill.
This is a list of what we came up with:
We then formed teams of three and completed the ‘Pipe Cleaner Challenge’. Each team was given the same amount of pipe cleaners and tin foil. Our task was to work cooperatively, by using the social skills we had just discussed, to create something with the pipe cleaners and tin foil in twenty minutes.
We reflected upon the task and thought about which social skill we found the most challenging and why. We are now working towards trying to improve our ability to use that particular skill as we head into our learning during the term.