Feeling part of a group can enhance connectedness. By requiring students to work together, they can feel part of the group while developing social skills.
- Students learn to work together, which can build relationships and connections.
By the end of the lesson students will be able to:
- use communication strategies to work together.
Instructions 5 min
- Put some music on and ask students to walk around the room.
- Explain to students that you are going to randomly stop the music and call out a number. When you do this, they need to form themselves into groups of the number you have called out and then sit down.
- When everyone is sitting in groups of approximately the right number (the total number of students may not divide equally into the number called), call out a letter of the alphabet.
- Explain to students that they must use their bodies as a group to form the letter. All students must be part of the letter, which can be in upper or lower case.
- Repeat the process by asking the students to resume walking around the area to music.
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