The Swooper Citizens character trait of the week is PATIENCE. There are so many times throughout the day where we all have to practice being patient. We began this week’s lesson brainstorming ideas for things to do when waiting in a long line at Disneyland. The students had some great ideas: play I Spy, play Rock Paper Scissors, go to a different line, and more! Mrs. Vanetti then introduced our Marshmallow Challenge:
The students were all in….
Look how patient they were!
These students hid their marshmallow.
These two played Rock, Paper, Scissors to pass the time.
These students covered their eyes so that they would not see the marshmallows.
Hooray! Everyone showed patience and earned a second marshmallow!
We then watched this fun video:
I then read aloud My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook.
This book tells the story of a boy who interrupts. He just can not control the volcano in his mouth. When it is his special sharing day at school, the boy finally understands how frustrating it feels to be interrupted, and he learns to respectfully wait his turn. The students shared times when they had been interrupted and when their mouths had been a volcano! We tried to strategize ways we could wait patiently when we have something important to say but someone else is already speaking. Students agreed, it really takes a lot of patience!!