Sixth grade is a transitional year in many ways. Peer relationships change, new
friendships may need to be developed, and communication demands on students increase
both in and out of the classroom.
Topics in the communication/friendship-building workshop may include:
* qualities in a friend
* friendship tools
* joining in a group
* being left out of a group
* being a good leader/follower.
* the importance of communication
* aspects of verbal and non-verbal communication
* speaker and listener responsibility
The workshop will be tailor-made to fit the needs of the group and engage the students in role-playing activities. In addition, participants build self-confidence through fun, interactive games and activities.
The students who have participated in this program were excited to be a part of this club, and when questioned, said the following:
"I would participate in the program again and recommend it to my friends."
"I felt I gained valuable skills that enable me to communicate more effectively and relate better my friends, teachers, and family members."