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PERSEVERANCE

Community Meeting

Perseverance Rib bit!

Greeting Objective

The learners will greet each other by being persevering frogs.

Directions

  • Students line up in one long line, facing forward, around the room.
  • Each student gets into a “frog” position.
  • The student first in line jumps up once in the air and says, “Rib bit!”
  • The class greets the student, while the greeted student faces everyone else in line.
  • The next student in line jumps twice in the air and says, “Rib bit, rib bit!”
  • The class greets the student, while the greeted student faces everyone else in line.
  • As the greeting continues down the line, more jumps and rib bits are seen and heard.

Use the following format:

Sean (first student in line): “Rib bit!” (turns around facing others in frog position)
Class: “Good morning, persevering Sean! Rib bit!”
Jesse (second student in line): “Rib bit, Rib bit!”
Class: “Good morning, persevering Jesse! Rib bit!”(turns around facing others in frog position)

  • Continue greeting down the line until all students are facing the opposite way as they started.

Who’s That Tapping?

Engagement Objective

The learners will persevere with a task until it is completed, though it may be challenging.

Directions

  • Discuss the meaning of Perseverance: To continue working even if the job becomes difficult.
  • Explain to the class that they are going to persevere during a hard, but FUN activity.
  • The class forms one straight line with students standing behind someone.
  • The last student in the line taps the person directly in front of them on the shoulder.
  • The student turns around and faces the last student in line.
  • The last student in line does 3 things:
  • Makes a face (i.e., happy, sad, scary, goofy, etc.)
  • Gives an appropriate hand gesture (i.e., high five, thumbs down, etc.)
  • Moves their body (i.e., boogie, kick, jump, etc.)
  • The last student in line then moves to the front of the line. They are the ONLY one to do so, all other students stay in place throughout
           this activity.
  • The current last student in line taps the student in front of them on the shoulder.
  • That student turns around and the last student repeats the 3 actions that were done by the student currently in the front of the line.
  • This continues until the first student in line repeats it back to the original last person in line (who has moved to the front).
  • If the three actions are not correct, start the process over again.
  • Conclude by asking the students the following questions...
  • How was this easy? Challenging?
  • What is perseverance? How did this activity demonstrate perseverance?
  • How can we persevere in our day-to-day lives?

Inform

End your community meeting by informing your students about the schedule of the day.

ASCA: Grade K, PS:B1.11 Use persistence and perseverance in acquiring knowledge and skills.

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