During the first few days of school our class has been working on teamwork by doing different activities. On the first day of class we tried to make towers from five straws and five paper clips but our groups were not successful. Most groups were frustrated because people were not listening to each other, they weren't sharing materials or allowing all members to participate. We did some more team building activities and then tried again to build towers using the same materials. All our groups could do it! We realized that sometimes it doesn't have to be "our" way to work and when we work together and listen to each other we can achieve our goals. You can see our creative towers below. Some groups used all their materials while other groups used less straws and/or less paper clips.
I am very excited to start a new school year! If you haven't gotten your school supplies please make sure you check the supply list before going to the store. Here is the August/September newsletter that will also be in your take home folder at meet the teacher. I hope to see many families on Thursday, August 22 from 4-6pm!
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