Update on Group Meetings
We have been getting to know one another in our friendship groups! Students have been actively participating, answering questions, and cooperating with peers.
Here is a review of some of our topics:
Getting to Know You
We practiced getting to know our peers by asking and answering questions.
We used scripts like, “Do you like_____?” (pizza, soccer, etc). We responded respectfully with a yes or no. I also encouraged students to continue that conversation by asking a follow up question or making a connection: “I like pizza too!” or “What kind of pizza do you like?”
We also played a game called, "Journey to Friendsville" and identified qualities and actions in respectful friendships.
Questions to Ask your Child:
- What makes someone a good friend?
- Who do you know that fits that description?
- What is something you can do to become better friends with him/her?
Playing a Game with Friends
Things to Remember
- Ask everyone if they agree
- Make sure everyone is happy
- Remember, you cannot always get your way.
- The other person should not always get their way either.
- If you are the only person in a group that wants to play a game, try to be understanding of your friends. Or possibly find another group who would like to play your game
- Make sure you review and agree on the rules
- Remember good sportsmanship!
When Choosing a Game
- ask what each person would like to play
- vote and play the game with the most votes
- suggest playing the other option another day
- suggest splitting the time between each game
When Choosing who goes First
- ask if someone wants to go first
- Be understanding
- rock, paper, scissors (decide how many rounds you must win BEFORE you play)
- Flip a coin
- roll a die and let the person with the highest number go first
- Eenie, meenie, miney, moe (decide ahead of time what it means to get picked)