Curriculum Highlight: 1st Grade Collaborative Drawing

  • In The Classroom

Recently, 1st Graders had to work as a team to draw a picture. Each day they had fewer directions given to them and more had to be decided by the group. Some of the issues that came up were: who is going to draw what? Where will things go in the picture? Can you start drawing before you check with your group? Is it OK for someone not to draw anything? Is it OK if someone is the leader of the group? 

Students used the Three C’s of communication, cooperation, and compromise to frame their conversations. The first day was the hardest, but by the last day, each group had much better teamwork and had learned a lot about how to do what’s good for the whole group rather than just oneself. Great job, 1st Grade!