Get Along w/ Others

We are challenging all students to “Get along with others” for the next two weeks. We are hoping that this pro-active approach will help with some of the issues we are seeing out on the playground. Waiting to play handball, learning how to gracefully be “out” and including everyone in our games can still be a challenge sometimes. Here is what we will be teaching the students along with some book suggestions so that you can talk as a family about what it means to “Get along with others.” These may be helpful at home, too!   If you have older children, you may want to ask them to read the picture books to the younger children…that way both will learn from them.  Books for getting along with others:

  • Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids, by Carol McCloud
  • Join in and Play, by Cheri J. Meiners
  • Talk and Work it Out, by Cheri J. Meiners
  • We Can Get Along: A Child’s Book of Choices, by Lauren Murphy Payne

Teaching Tips for Helping Students: Getting Along with Others

  • Treat others the way you want to be treated
  • Be a good listener
  • Follow the rules
  • Have good sportsmanship and play fair
  • Be nice and kind
  • Be polite and respectful
  • Include others when playing
  • Be a positive person
  • Tell them that you want to get along
  • Don’t try to change people
  • Keep your sense of humor
  • Give compliments
  • Do things for others