How does your class work as a team?
In this section your class can start to sort out how they will work together. Don't spend too long on this bonding section, you want lots of time to plan and do your project.
As a class, work out what is meant by the idea of respect. Appoint a student to run a discussion. If the discussion gets out of hand, the teacher should step in and suggest ways the discussion can be improved by modifying student behaviour. Another student could write notes on the board.
The teacher should now discuss if and how the student discussion could have been improved to show greater respect.
What is the best way to work with people? Listening to others, respecting other people's point of view, having to compromise and being able to clearly communicate your point of view all go together.
In this role-play
Divide the class into four groups. Each group will design a role-play in which the children have different roles. What is said is what might be expected in any household (i.e. no threats of violence)
Once completed, make a list of which behaviours were:
What has the class learnt about getting other people's cooperation?
A very important part of doing a project is to increase your confidence in yourself.
Download the 'My Confidence Rating Tool'. If you wish to, make your own or make changes to the downloaded tool.
The tool has ten examples of where you would need to have confidence. Each example has three choices from which to pick. Choose one of the three choices. Each choice has a score. Give yourself a mark out of 30 for confidence. Keep your confidence tool and score. You can repeat the confidence tool when your project has been completed to find out how much additional confidence you have gained.
Your class is about to decide on a project, plan the project and then do it.
There is no point in your class doing a project if they can't promise to do their best to make sure the project is successful. How can your class be responsible? What do you need to do?
Make a list of things your class needs to do to be responsible.
Below are some ideas that might help your class with their list:
You are about to start on a project with the rest of the class.
Take some time to think and then write down: