Four agreements are honored:
▪ attentive listening
▪ appreciation/no put downs
▪ mutual respect, and
▪ the right to pass
I set up most Tribes meetings so that the focus is on helping each other work on doing a specific task, set goals, solve problems and celebrate achievements.
Our first meeting was several days ago, and the children discovered who were in their Tribes “family”. Each child received a puzzle piece with their name on it. They circulated through the room trying to find all of their missing pieces. We ended up with 3 different tribes with 4 children in each. Their first hard task was to come up with a tribal name that each child could agree to. One tribe had a slightly difficult time, as three of the members loved video games, but one did not. A discussion led to an entirely different tribe name, made up of the tribe member's names - very clever.
Their task today was to make up with tribal banner that included the tribe name and each individual name. Two tribes found this very easy and hummed along happily. One tribe was full of strife. And THAT'S OKAY! After struggling through, we talked about it as a whole group, and suggestions were respectfully given and received. This is part of the process - if it were easy every time, we wouldn't need to do Tribes!
So it is now my great pleasure to introduce to you:
|The Happy Starwars Yoshis|
|The Sparkling Waterfalls|
|The Electric Eels (The Es and L stand for their names, get it?)|