As a pre-assessment task in adventure challenge, I had my kindergarten students help me to identify what they felt were important elements of working together. Through some simple cooperative games, we had an ongoing discussion about how we can work together well in order to accomplish a task successfully. Although kindergarten students' attention span is relatively short, they were still able to identify 4 key elements to working well together in groups. The 4 they came up with were:
I recorded some of their ideas about how they worked well together and will keep this poster up for the unit as I am doing in adventure challenge as well. Continually adding their thoughts as the unit progresses will hopefully reinforce the essentials related to working successfully together on teams. The picture below shows some of the ideas that they came up with. Simple in nature but I could see that the students were tuned into the activity which was good.
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