On the basketball court in Ain Aar, grade 3 students had a task to complete during their PE lesson: create 4 teams of 6 or 7 students then create a game with specific materials (cones, a ball, a hurdle, a hoop and bean bags).
15 minutes later, they all had a common situation: the task was not completed. Why? Asked the teacher. “We did not listen to each other,” “We couldn’t agree.” The teacher reminded the group of the transdisciplinary theme they were exploring: “Who we are” and the central idea “The functioning of a community depends on people’s actions. They started proposing solutions for the problem at hand. “We need to organize our work”, “we need to listen and take turns in speaking”, “and we need to be open-minded about others’ ideas”. In another 15 minutes, the groups managed to apply these agreements and complete the task. In the end-of-session reflection, our young learners valued the discussion and goal setting for group interactions.