Share The Bridge to remind students on how to be a team player. Discuss what collaboration looks like and encourage students to step outside their comfort zone when working with classmates they never worked with before.
As a team, students are to try the chopstick challenge. Each member holds their chopstick and needs to grab a teammate’s chopstick without dropping any sticks. How far can you count? Describe the team’s collaboration process. Explain the disagreements, the possible results of pride, frustration and compromise. Here is Jackson Academy in action.
Have you ever tried using chopsticks to eat? According to the Mobile Cuisine Chopsticks , when you use chopsticks, you involve over 30 joints and 50 muscles in the fingers, wrist, arm, shoulder as well as thousands of nerves. With persistence, practice, and patience you can use chopsticks to eat anything…even broth!
Read the book, Chopsticks, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Chopsticks is about a pair of chopsticks who are the best of buddies. They do everything together, but when one gets hurt, they have to learn how to manage on their own. Themes of friendship, independence, perseverance can all be explored with this book.
- Share your first experience using chopsticks like?
- Share your first experience in anything new that you tried?
- What are things that come in pairs?
- Create another story with a new pair of items.
- Create another game/challenge with one of the items.