Sharing, week 1

We will begin discussing Sharing during our lessons this week.  We will be talking together about learning how Sharing works.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below.

“Happiness is not so much in having as in sharing.  We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” — Norman MacEwen (Air Vice Marshal, Royal Air Force)

Taking Turns:  Waiting for something that you really want.

Sharing is a skill that we learn, like learning a wedge guard or an x block.  When we’re first learning these techniques, we have to be carefully coached through them.  As time goes on, and we practice with them more, these techniques become natural to us.  It is the same with learning to share.  When we first start learning to share, we have to be talked through the steps.  But as we mature and grow, things like taking turns, sharing stories or goals, or giving our time and help to others, become second nature to us.  Every time we take a moment to help a friend or family member with their homework or their karate practice, we’re sharing our knowledge.  We’re also showing our friends and family that we care about them.  We make someone feel special when we share with them.

Discussion Questions:

  1.  Why do you think it is important to share?
  2.  Think about as time someone shared something with you — how did it make you feel?
  3.  What does sharing mean to you?

Please share your answers to these questions, and your thoughts about Sharing, with our school community by using the form below.

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