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Winning and Losing - Parents 2



Your child is participating in classroom activities focused on learning the importance of good sportsmanship (winning and losing).

Definition: Winning means to be successful or to have a favorable result. Losing means the opposite of winning or to be defeated. Good sportsmanship means displaying politeness before and during games. It also means using socially appropriate/polite phrases at the end of a game, regardless of whether you were the winner or the loser.

We would love for you to keep the discussion going at home! Here are just a few ideas to help get the conversation started:

  • Why is it important to win?
  • Is it OK to lose?
  • Is it important to know and/or follow the rules of the game you are playing? Why or why not?
  • Should you scream, yell and hit when you lose?
  • Is it OK to be a bad sport?


Write about a time you did not win during an activity at home or in your community. How did it feel?