Character Word of October: Cooperation

All About COOPERATION

Parents,

Hello! Here at school, we have been very busy learning about cooperation - what it means, why it’s important, and how we can learn to work together! Learning happens best when it is done both at school and at home. Below are many ways that you can help your child continue to learn about the theme of cooperation through reading about it, talking about it, and practicing it! We have really enjoyed exploring this topic at school, and I hope your family will enjoy it just as much!

Sincerely, Mrs. Kelly

Read About It!

Here are some books to help you learn more about cooperation:

  • My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohman

  • Swimmy by Leo Lionni

  • Duck in the Truck by Jez Alborough

  • Duck and Goose by Tad Hills

Practice It!

Set an obstacle course in your home or yard. Take turns having one person blindfolded and the other leading the blindfolded person through the course. A fun way to practice teamwork and share success.

Talk About It!

Here are some discussion points to help you talk about cooperation with your child:


  • What do you think it means to be respectful and why is it important?

  • Tell me about a time you accomplished something with someone else’s help. Would you have been successful alone?

  • What is a way that you can work together with students in your class? People at home? On your sports team?

  • What are 3 things that you think make it hard to work as a team and 3 things that make it easier?