Wow! It’s hard to believe we’ve been in school almost 7 weeks already!
And we had fun in 4th grade yesterday in our counseling lesson. The topic was: How to be the Group Member Everybody Wants or How NOT to be a Dubnoxious Beasty. (You’ll just have to ask your kid about that.)
We discussed the rules to good group work.
1. State the directions to be sure each group member understands the task.
2. Allow time to hear a suggestion from each group member.
3. When giving your suggestion, keep it brief so you don’t take up too much time.
4. Decide on the best idea by voting or some other fair method.
5. If your idea isn’t chosen, don’t pout.
7. Ask the teacher for help if needed after you’ve tried it yourselves.
8. Forget about the past.
9. Treat everyone with kindness.
Then we watched some pretty funny group work thanks to a two-headed dad, Bertha, Gladys, and Louise. (You sort of had to be there, but your student can displain* it to you. Or you can get the book, Bully Goat Grim, from the library and read it together.)
I’ll discuss this lesson with the 5th grade students next week.
Have a great weekend!
*displain: explain, carefully and slowly