This week in P.E. kindergartners we worked on developing teamwork and problem solving skills. It's important to take time to teach expectations about what it means to be on a team and how having good sportsmanship can help others feel positive. At times I take for granted that many kindergartners have never been on a team before. It's crucial to model expected behaviors as early as possible.
I was really excited to see kindergartners successfully navigate the poison swamp. They used lilypads to protect their feet from the stinky swamp mud. Each group developed a strategy to get their team across the swamp while leaving no one behind.