November and December were full of activities that involve cooperation and teamwork. We learned strategies for working together: listening, trying ideas before dismissing them, knowing when not to say anything, not assigning blame, doing your part, and taking cues from others who have already been successful.
Activities were as varied as the age group: from passing a hula hoop while holding hands, to pulling a friend on a scooter to carrying unstable blocks together. Middle and Older Kids do a game called Nuclear Waste Transfer where they use a platform supported by ropes to carry progressively more difficult cargo across the room.
This unit contains everyone’s elementary school favorite: the giant parachute! The whole class has to work together to make the parachute do what they want it to do. And when they do and it does… so much fun!