Cooperative Learning in the primary classroom Cynthia DeJesus Luisa Giammarco. Where in the World is Second Grade?. Where in the World is Second Grade? is a cooperative learning activity.
in the primary classroom
Cooperative learning is when children are engaged in an activity that requires everyone’s input. Children work in groups with a common goal.
Children will be able to :
Children will work in groups.
Children will share ideas and problem solve in deciding what goes in their suitcase.
Children will share their stories.
Children will decorate their suitcases.
Picture cues on direction sheet will help children with the activity.
This activity accommodates all children. Children will be working in groups therefore helping one another. Here are some added items to include all abilities:
“I went to New York on a train.”
“I went on a airplane to Mexico.”
Children were seated up close and engaged during shared reading.
Children were actively participating as they guessed what the terms were.
We demonstrated the activity by reading a story we composed on our trip to Italy.
Name tags with a colored dot were used to help children find their table. As children heard their name they headed to the table.
A paper bag labeled with the place of travel and in a color to coincide with name tags was placed on each table.
“It is hot in Brazil.”
“I’ll read and you write.”
“How are we gonna
share the suitcase?”
“We each should draw.”
“It was really hot. We wore
our hats, flip flops, and shorts .”
“We went to Mexico and we saw a donkey.”
“We saw lots of animals relye wilde.”
To review and check for understanding we asked a few questions:
Here are some additions to our second teach:
Send-off technique was chaotic in first teach.
Children needed more teacher assistance in the second teach.
It was a great experience to rather than give directions” (
see how our thoughts and ideas in action.