Here at Armstrong, one of the most important things we can do to help create a strong community is to include others. All students enjoy being part of the group, and often have positive memories of times they were included.
Given that feeling included is important to everyone, we are using our lesson this week to focus on ways to ask to join a group and to generate strategies to make others feel included. Students are working as teams to act out different situations where including another person might be tricky or challenging. In preparing their scenes, they are asked to consider two questions:
- How can we ask to join in a way that is kind and flexible?
- How can we make it so everyone feels included?
Students did an excellent job of creatively finding solutions to some challenging including problems. If you have a moment, please ask your child to describe their role play and the strategies their team brainstormed to make all students in the group feel included.
Thank you for your support.
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