The start of the new year brought a lot of teamwork and cooperation to PE class. Our first several weeks had activities that required students to work together, whether with a partner, a small group, or the whole class. Kids had to team up to transport bricks, work as part of a relay team, or manipulate a parachute.
Individualization is important, and so is learning to work well with others. We learned that communication skills like being specific and listening to others’ ideas is critical. Everyone can find a place on the team using their particular talents. And there are people called teachers and coaches who are there to help and make the job easier.