Grade 4 C.E. Scoop
What a Wonderful Time...
We learnt that happiness multiplies when shared and that it could come in many forms; family, friends, money, trips, smiles.. etc.
A group helped in wrapping the gifts for “Operation Smile” project, the other group made EID cards for random people at school (matrons, cleaners, .. etc.)
We learnt that we all do mistakes, we have some in common and some aren’t, We don’t judge others according to their mistakes, hate the action don’t hate the person.
We all shared some of our mistakes and saw that most of us one day did the same mistake though we are not bad people.
We learnt that it’s how you deal with your mistake that matters!
*Activity - Walking across the room:
We all lined up and a situation was mentioned "if you have ever claimed that you have something that you didn't have for real, walk across the room". Whoever did that before, including us, the teachers!, would walk across the room and come back.
The situations differed from trivial ones like; you've ever ran to the bathroom because you really needed to go, to some more specific to the problems that we face with our kids like; you've ever told someone you've prayed while you really haven't.
A discussion followed about how we all do mistakes and there is no need to judge then how to fix them, which is the part that actually matters.
Don’t judge others because they sin differently.
SELF AWARENESS !
There are three types of personalities we all embody in different situations:
1.Adult: sharing responsibilities and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated
2.Child: engage actively in a game (+ve). Act childishly when conflicts occur(-ve).
3.Controller: Have positive leadership skills, advice people in a nice way (+ve). Act bossy and make others feel they're not as good (-ve).
We've learnt that we need to have respect for ourselves in order to be able to respect others. We discussed forms of self respect and showing respect to others; emotionally and expressively.
Toothpaste challenge - we asked the students to empty a tube of toothpaste then try and put it back in, all of it and make sure that the tube is back as before use. We explained that when we disrespect others verbally or emotionally it's not as easy to undo what we've said or how we made them feel.
GENERAL MANNERS -
We discussed what is the etiquette the we should be following while entering a room, a house or any place with a closed door, how to take permission to enter and how to call people properly
* At school
* At home
* With phone calls
WE THINK WE SHOULD BE CONSIDERING...
*Danger of social media
-Monitor your kid's exposure to social media to avoid or handle properly; cyber bullying, early exposure, non-age-appropriate materials, games, language or info .. etc
-Your kids know more than you expect!
*Types of behavior(nature & nurture), so we won't be surprised why our kids are acting this way.
*Different types of personality(as a parent and as a child and our differences)
*Multiple Intelligence (as a kid): Try to know the type of intelligence of your child and help them develop it.
words and language
logic and numbers
music, sound, rhythm
body movement control
images and space
other people's feelings