|Mrs. Jennifer Banner|
This week we continued to talk about Habit 6 and the individual strengths that each person brings to our classroom. We talked about the value of recognizing our own strengths and as well as the strengths of others. For our activity, we formed a circle and took turns passing a ball of yarn. When a student received the yarn, they shared a personal strength that they have and holding part of the yarn, passed it to classmate stating a strength that they noticed in that classmate. The students did an excellent job of identifying strengths. Some examples included: "I've noticed you are really good at math." "You are great at gymnastics." "I've noticed you are really good with animals. I would feel comfortable leaving my dog with you." and "I've noticed you are a very fast runner." Once we had been around the circle twice, we had created an impressive "web" in the middle of the circle. We were even able to support a beach ball in the middle of our web. After this activity we processed what it was like to have our classmates identify our strengths as well as what we had learned about ourselves and others in our class through the activity. The students seemed to have a lot of fun with this activity and even asked if we could do it again later in the year.