LaTraci Aldridge, FRC
The Awe-inspiring Anecdotes of Mrs. Aldridge
1st- 5th Grade
We discussed what conflict means. We learned that it could be a disagreement or argument. We also learned that conflict could sometimes lead to fights. We talked about the different ways we respond to conflict. Some responses are good ( telling an adult, walking away, etc) and some are not so good ( yelling, calling names, etc.). We also looked at whether conflict was good or bad. We learned that conflict isn't good or bad, but just a normal part of life. However, how we respond to conflict can be good or bad. We discussed the rules for fighting fair. (You can see a copy of that below) We also read a story called The Zax by Dr. Seuss. They did not know how to resolve conflict. We discussed what we would have done differently in their situation. Lastly, we looked at different situations and determined what the conflict was and what was the best way to resolve the conflict.
6th- 8th Grade
We also discussed conflict and the rules of fighting fair. We looked at the different ways we respond to conflict. We discussed whether conflict was good or bad. We learned different definitions that related to conflict resolution. The definitions we learned were communicate, negotiate, mediate, arbitrate, litigate, and legislate. We learned that sometimes we can't resolve conflicts on our own and we need help from others to help us. We looked at different scenarios and determined which one of our definitions best fit the situation to help resolve the conflict. Lastly, we read a poem by Shel Silverstein called Ations.
Rules for Fighting Fair
What's coming up in October??
The 2 dates for the October class are October 23rd and October 30th. Remember, you only need to come to one class, but you are welcome to come to both. Just keep in mind that it will be the same class both times. :)