This is the 2nd year we are focusing on Eight Greatness Goals with all students at CV. We review all eight goals in September and then focus on one each month.
We are teaching students that all of us are working on growing these skills so they become habits.
Our brains are like our muscles; when we practice, we can make these skills stronger and grow our brains!
Classrooms set monthly goals to work on growing these skills.
There are many experiences that happen to us each day that can lead to a 1-minute conversation about any of the Greatness Goals.
Just about any piece of literature, news story, or mundane errand can provide an opportunity to talk about a Greatness Goal.
We encourage you to ask your child about the Greatness Goal the classroom has set for November which is COOPERATION, and to point out examples you recognize at home.
Be helpful and share the work.
Contribute to the team.
Listen and include ideas from others.
Examples of words to use:
I agree that it is ok to disagree.
I do my part of the job.
I include others in the job.
I solve conflicts using polite words.
I share my ideas and learn from others
Here are just some examples of children’s picture books that are fun to read together and could be used to spark some conversation about COOPERATION:
Swimmy by Leo Lionni
Teamwork isn't My Thing by Julia Cook
The Knight and the Dragon by Tomie dePaola
Problems with Pete the Pencil and Eddie the Eraser by Kingsland Elementary
The Crayon Box that Talked by Shane Derolf
The Enormous Potato by Aubrey Davis
Stone Soup by Marcia Brown
An Operation of Cooperation by James McDonald
Hugo the Happy Starfish: Teamwork by Suzy Liebermann
Frederick by Leo Lioni
Making Friends by Kate Petty