August POWerful Word – COOPERATION – Week 2

Today let’s talk about some cooperation skills that we need to use– especially if we want to be a leader. One skill is turn-taking. Think of the activities you do during the day– when do people have to take turns (i.e. asking questions in school, in sports, demonstrating, talking to parent, traffic patterns)? What would happen if people didn’t take turns in your family, school, or here in class? Taking turns makes certain activities more fun (i.e. playing game) and other activities less work for one person (i.e. doing dishes, taking out garbage). Another important cooperation skill is listening. Can we hear what someone else is saying if we are talking at the same time? How do you know when someone is listening to you? When we are listening, we look at the person and stop doing everything else! How can listening help us to cooperate (i.e. chore list, etc)?

If you have time: When do adults have to take turns (i.e. traffic, lines)? How do your teachers cooperate?