June POWerful Word – COOPERATION – Week 3

Today let’s talk about cooperation and “compromise.” When we work on a team, sometimes we get our way. Other times we don’t. Still other times we have to make a choice that works for everyone– that takes compromise. When we compromise, everyone “gives a little” and we come up with a team choice! For example, if we were painting a room and I wanted the room blue and you wanted it red we might “compromise” by painting the room green or paint the room half blue and half red. When we compromise, everyone wins. How can we compromise when (1) Half the family wants pizza for dinner and half wants pasta (2) Two people want to be the leader of the team. (3) Three members of the team want to run 1 more drill after practice- and need the whole team. Compromise is part of cooperation!

If you have time: Have you needed to compromise at home or in school? What choice did the team make?