Turn-Taking and Choosing Who Goes First: Playing Fair
Col. John Robinson School

Students will understand and use strategies for deciding who goes first or who chooses a game/activity.

Students will understand and use strategies for deciding who goes first or who chooses a game/activity.
Who Will Choose Wheel
Coins
Dice
Newsprint
Marker
Introduction: This week we are going to review and learn strategies for deciding who chooses or goes first.

Lesson: Explain to students that we will be learning strategies to decide who chooses or goes first. Discuss with students why it is important to play fair. Ask, "Why is it important to play fair? How do others feel when you play fair? How do others feel when one person chooses and decides? Do you have any strategies for deciding who goes first?" Record answers on newsprint.
Introduce the Who Goes First Wheel. Adults describe and model each strategy (flip a coin, rock-paper-scissors, roll the dice, etc.)
Pair students with someone at their table to practice each strategy.

Practice: Instruct students to practice these strategies during snack, recess, and the next week. Let students know the adults will be trying to catch students using these skills.