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Unit 1, Lesson 2: We Are a Team (pp. 12-15)
The Big Idea
Framework Concepts: Sharing/Responsibilities The lesson stresses the importance of working as part of a team and sharing responsibilities.
- Have children form two even lines, and give the first child in each line a container of crayons or other classroom supplies. Have the leader in one line distribute a crayon to each student in line. Have the children in the other line pass the container from one to another back after each student takes a crayon. Prompt children to understand the importance of team effort using questions such as: Which was fastest? Easiest? When is working as a team important? Why did the characters in the story need to work in a team?
Check for Understanding
- After reading "The Giant Turnip," divide children into groups of six. Assign each child one of the characters in the story. In the groups, have the characters describe their roles in working to pull the turnip.
- Have children draw and cut out each of the characters from "The Giant Turnip." Give them a string and have them glue the characters on the string in the order in which they helped in the story.
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