Last Friday we had the pleasure of leading a Cooperative Class Meeting™ on Cooperation and Learning with 3rd graders at Rayma C. Page Elementary. The students worked in groups of 3 or 4 to answer the 4 questions. It was exciting to watch the students thinking, discussing and sharing their answers.
The Challenge was: Make a list of ways that cooperation can help you and your class meet your learning goals?
The groups identified 5 or 6 things that would help them learn and reach their goals and we wrote them down and projected with the document camera. The list will be hung by the data wall to remind the students of the positive things they can do to help themselves and others learn
The teacher, Ms. Ray wrote:
I want to thank you so much for taking the time to prepare a Class Meeting for my class. The students and I both learned a lot. We added a few things to our “How does cooperating help us learn?” chart and I made it into a poster to discuss when the students return tomorrow.