March 1, 2021
This week, our focus is on conflict resolution, which means ensuring that disagreements or decisions can be settled in a fair and respectful way. Here are some great ways to practice conflict resolution while at school:
- When you and another student need to make a decision but you disagree, try playing a quick game of Rock Paper Scissors, otherwise known as Ro Sham Bo. Reminder: Rock Paper Scissors is played only once when using it as a conflict resolution tool!
- If you and a student race to a cone and get there at the same time, play Rock Paper Scissors to decide who will be considered successful.
Our game of the week this week is Rock Paper Scissors Party. Try it on! See Below for Video!
Brain Break fof the Week!
February 22, 2021
This week, our focus will be on accepting help from others. Accepting help from others means to identify when you need help, ask for it, and allow others to help you. Here are some great ways you can accept help from others at school:
- If you don’t know what a word means, ask for an explanation.
- Try out a new game! Look for kids playing a game that you’ve never played before and ask them to explain it to you.
Our game of the week this week is Charades Relay. Try it on! See below for the video link.
Brain Break of the week!
February 15, 2021
This week, our focus will be on building community. We build community by appreciating each other and making everyone feel included. Here are some great ways to practice building community at school:
- Remember to tell your friends and classmates what you appreciate about them.
- Invent a classroom cheer.
- Invite someone who you don’t normally play with to join you in a game.
Our game of the week this week is Four Corners. Try it on! To find the video of th game, scroll down.
Brain Break for this week:
February 8, 2021
This week, our focus will be on perspective taking. Perspective taking means thinking about how someone else might think or feel about something. Here are some great ways to practice perspective taking here at school:
- Before talking to a classmate, think about how they will feel about what you are about to tell them. Will your information make them excited? Happy? Sad?
- If you are more successful in a game, think about how your celebration might make the person that is less successful feel?
Our game of the week this week is Animals in Action. Try it on at the morning meeting. To find the video of the game, scroll down.
Brain Break for this week:
February 1, 2021
This week, our focus will be on respect, which means showing admiration or appreciation for someone’s abilities, qualities, or achievements. Here are some great ways to practice respect here at school:
- Pick a friend/classmate and think about something you admire or like about them. Tell them when you get a chance.
- During a game, cheer for other players, whether they are on your team or not.
Our game of the week this week is Dance Move. Try it on with your friends! (See below for video example!)
January 25, 2021
This week, our focus will be on appreciating diversity, which means recognizing that we have many things in common with others and also have things that are different, including our interests, cultures, and how we look. We are a stronger community because of those differences. Here are some great ways to appreciate diversity at school:
- Check out a book from the library that has a main character that comes from a different culture than your culture.
- When we’re playing together, choose a new classmate as a partner. What new things can you learn about people you don’t normally play with?
Our game of the week this week is I Love My Neighbor. Try it on! (See Below for Video Example)