RVES School Counselor Corner
What Happened This Month at Riverview Elementary
What is Cooperation?
This month we focused on the first letter in CARES – COOPERATION. Cooperation is the students’ ability to establish new relationships, maintain positive relationships and friendships, avoid social isolation, resolve conflicts, accept differences, be a contributing member of the classroom and school community, and work productively and collaboratively with others.
Cooperation looks like:
- Working with others
- Being patient
- Sharing materials
- Taking turns
- Supporting each other
- Listening to others needs
In Kindergarten, we read the book ‘Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Get Along’, and focused our discussion on Howard’s three rules for cooperating with others: we all get a say, we all get to be right, and we all get a turn. Howard also taught Kindergartners that we need to treat everyone the way we like to be treated; with kindness and respect. We then put our cooperation skills to the test! Students formed a circle, and had to pass a ball (or two!) around the circle as quickly as possible – with their eyes closed! This was a fantastic way for students to work with one another to achieve a common goal. Finally, to help visualize what cooperation means, each student colored a puzzle piece. When the puzzle was put together, it formed a circle of hands. Each Kindergarten class has their cooperation puzzle poster hanging in their classroom!
Farmington Fire Department Visit
Fall Climate Survey
Game Time With the School Counselors
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