This month students will be learning about and discussing the importance of good sportsmanship. Throughout the day students work in groups in the classroom, in P.E., at recess, on field day or in sports and other activities outside of school. It is important to teach students to work together and how to be a good sport.
When thinking about good sportsmanship, students should remember to:
- Have fun
- Encourage others
- Be respectful to the other team
- Follow the rules
- Be kind when you lose
- Don't argue with others
Students will be listening to the the story
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen
Winning Isn't Everything
By: Howard Binkow
Grades K and 1 will also be watching a short clip on sportsmanship
Then students will work together to discuss the difference between what good sportsmanship is and looks like and what poor sportsmanship is and looks like.
Grades 4 and 5
4th and 5th graders will be reading the story
Sally Sore Loser
A Story About Winning and Losing
By Frank J. Sileo
OVER, UNDER, THROUGH
In addition, students in 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade will practice working together doing a group challenge. Using two ropes, they will need to get their whole group to the other side without touching the ropes. One student will need to go over the top rope and one student will need to go under the bottom rope. The rest of the students can go through the ropes. If anyone touches the ropes they will need to start over. This is a great exercise for students to learn to work together to reach the same goal.