Mission Friends

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missionFriendships are a very important part of our lives. We learn the skills of friendship from our childhood. Research proves that strong, genuine friendships can be created in childhood than adulthood.

This classroom counselling session was conducted for grade 4 students. The aim was to help children get involved with each other and be friendlier.

I came up with the name “Mission Friends” because I had conducted this session just a month after the school had started. At that time, new students were still little hesitant to mix up with other classmates as old students had strong groups. “Mission Friends” would help the new and old students to get along with each other and help them know more about their classmates likes and dislikes. This activity was conducted for 45 mins.

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Activity Outline:

  1. Discussion about what is friendship and what friendship means to the class.
  2. Sheet of “Mission Friends” was flashed on the board and groups of 2 or 3 children were formed.
  3. Grouped children tried to know about each other with the help of the sheet as guideline. Time limit provided for discussion was 5-7 mins
  4. Introduction about their group members in the form of verbal presentation.

These presentations were interesting as children had to introduce and talk about their partner’s (group members) likes/ dislikes from the provided list. This activity had a positive outcome as they could find many similar things among themselves which helped them to reduce their barrier and establish friendship.

Mission Friends Handout Mission Friends

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Thank you for reading my blog…

Mansee Gupte-Chatterjee

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About Mansee Gupte-Chatterjee

My name is Mansee Gupte-Chatterjee and I am working as a Middle School Counsellor in an IB school in India. I work with students grades 6-8. The purpose of this blog is to share the resources, knowledge, interact with other counsellor's and know about their best practices in dealing with children.

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