TEAMWORK Isn’t My Thing, and I Don’t Like to SHARE!
Together Everyone Achieves More! Share this story with kids in grades K though 6 before assigning the next group project! Strengthen social and emotional learning and help kids learn to interact with each other in positive and constructive ways. Four simple steps each for using the skills of teamwork and sharing are presented in rhyme so they are easy for listeners to recall when needed. RJ’s having another bad day. His teacher wants him to work with bossy Bernice, messy Frankie, and Norma (who just sits and picks her nose) on a report about Egyptian mummies. After a frustrating school day with his “team,” RJ goes home to find only one cookie left in the jar - and his mom makes him share it with his sister!
With the help of his coach, RJ learns that working as a team and sharing are skills needed not just on the soccer field, but in school and at home too! This book is the fourth in Julia Cook’s BEST ME I Can Be! series which teaches children that social skills can make home life happier and school more successful. The skills are part of the Boys Town Education Model® that has improved student behavior and classroom climates in hundreds of schools across the country. Many of the same techniques can also be found in the strategies that comprise Boys Town's Common Sense Parenting® program. The book includes tips for parents and educators to effectively teach working as a team and sharing. 32 pgs.