Monday, January 16, 2012


It's not all ABC's and 123's in Ms.Kristy's class. 
 Not at all!  

I am always telling the kids that we are a like a family.  We need to work together as a team, solve problems as a team, and treat each other with kindness and respect.  

We were already taking about kindess and respect during our Martin Luther King Jr. studies this week, so it just seemed like a good time to do a teamwork project.

I had several copies of a blank black and white butterfly.  I handed them out to the kids.  Each child had ONE crayon, a random color I chose for them that they had to color their butterfly with.  When we were all done we looked at them.  Did they look nice?  Sure!  We are so conscious now of staying in the lines and doing our best job coloring these days!  

Now, let's put our butterflies aside and do this again.  This time let's share just one copy of the butterfly.  Each of you pick 3 spots on the butterfly to color with your one crayon, then pass it to your friend. Let's keep doing this until the entire butterfly is colored.  

Look what we did!  We each had only one crayon and our butterflies looked nice.  But our butterfly that we ALL did together using teamwork...that was the most beautiful butterfly of all!


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