WHOSE JOB IS IT –
Children want to feel responsible and know they can positively contribute to their families and school. When we give them opportunities to do a variety of chores, they can experience a sense of empowerment at having done a job well.
Some work involves taking care of their own learning and materials, like completing an assignment of keeping their backpack clean. Others, help the greater good of their family or class, like washing the table or pulling the lunch pail wagon.
Sometimes a child might be eager to tell somebody else how to do their job or take over a job that is not theirs. At other times they might neglect to do an unpreferred task or forget to do a job in a timely manner.
This week the Puppet Pals face a number of situations where there is a job to be done and they need to ask the question, “Whose job is it?”
- If the job is not theirs, then they need to let it go, even if someone is not doing it the way they would like.
- If the job is theirs to do, they need to do it the best they can. They also learn some ways to make a challenging chore more enjoyable.
As your kids watch these videos they might relate to some of these scenarios and learn ways to be responsible and caring when there is a job to be done in their own homes and classrooms.
This week of lessons includes four scenario videos that you can watch with your students Monday through Thursday with follow-up questions for class discussions. The bonus video for Friday is Games with Granny. Students can try to guess Whose Job Is It?
Each week also includes a Simple Summary video in both English and Spanish. These are geared toward Pre-K students or those who are developing simple language skills while focusing on the target social-emotional skill of the week.