Use communication and social skills to interact effectively with others.

(Student Juggling Journal Entries)

  • “When I went to see my buddy juggle yesterday I asked her to show me and she could juggle two! She said she has been practicing so we went on to three. I was so impressed, I didn’t know what to say.”
  • “Whenever me or (3rd grader) drop a ball we say Try Again. Somehow it seems to make him juggle better after I say it.”

Teacher Perspective:

  • I saw a boy who never spoke in school, communicating with his sixth grade buddy and sharing his needs. They were able to adjust their strategies and work toward a shared goal.
  • I saw a child with very limited English abilities, working carefully to communicate with his buddy. Both students worked around the language barrier and found a way to move forward with their goals and effectively communicate their strategies.