Thursday, September 15, 2016

Being Flexible

This week, we've learned about flexibility and how to be more flexible in our thinking. There were lots of times this week when we practiced being flexible, but one of our favorite activities we practiced was learning new recess games to help us be more flexible with our choices. We learned how to play freeze tag, sardines (reverse hide and seek), and four square, and we brainstormed many other games we could play at recess that we don't typically play. 

We noticed while we were playing that we needed to adjust the rules for some games because of where we were playing. We also thought it would be fun to play capture the flag, hide and go seek tag, knockout, horse, hopscotch, jumprope, pokemon, and skylanders! 

There are many at recess that we want to play with a friend, but we both have different ideas about what we would like to play. Sometimes we are reluctant to change our plan because we don't know how to play the game our friend has in mind, so we also practiced teaching games to each other as well as encouraging each other to pick a different game together when our thinking doesn't match. We've continued to add onto our Growth Mindset tree with our flexibility leaves, and we will continue to practice being flexible throughout the year! 

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