Any teacher with students who squabble when they need to share or who have trouble working on group assignments can use the creative ideas, activities and games from this guide to help bring more cooperation and caring to the classroom.
Former teacher and school counselor Julia Cook has created entertaining games and engaging activities, using everything from jigsaw puzzles and beach balls to spaghetti and marshmallows. The storybook TEAMWORK Isn’t My Thing, and I Don’t Like to SHARE! is part of the BEST ME I Can Be! series and will help students in grades K through 6 learn the social skills of “Working as a Team” and “Sharing.”
Some of the activities include Masking Tape Race, in which kids are shown how to have team success by both choosing and listening to a leader and by working and “sticking together”; Talk It Up, in which students learn how good communication among team members can make a big difference in team outcomes and success; and Billboard Math, in which students are shown that working together makes the task at hand easier and a lot more fun!
Each activity provides a list of materials when needed and teacher instructions. The activity guide also includes a digital content link for access to reproducible handouts, worksheets, and reward coupons. These skills are promoted in Well-Managed Schools as part of the Boys Town Education Model®. 32 pgs.
Published by Boys Town Press