Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Saving Fred

For Mrs. Spann's first Life Skills lesson she had the kids work in groups to "save Fred."  The focus of this lesson was defining and experiencing positive teamwork as well as the negative effects of poor teamwork.  "Fred" was a gummy worm and he needed to be placed on top of a cup with his lifesaver, an actual gummy lifesaver, around his middle.  The kicker was that each kid could only touch the materials with a tooth pick.  As the students were working in their groups, Mrs. Spann and I were looking for words of encouragement, clear and friendly communication, patience, and signs of leadership.  We saw those things within every group and in turn, every group was successful as saving Fred!

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