TEAM stands for Together Everyone Achieves More!
We began our 2013 school year by participating in many fun TEAM activities. These activities helped us to get to know each other and settle in to the classroom routines. We have been working hard to create a happy and positive learning environment for all.
Read on below to find out more about some of the activities completed during TEAM weeks.
Motto and Mission Statement
As a class we decided on a motto and a mission statement for the year! To write these, we had to brainstorm how we wanted to act and learn throughout the year.
In 4/5P we learn with glee
We will always work hard this year
We know we can do it, no fear!
Come and see us in 4/5P.
4/5P’s Mission Statement
In 4/5P we will show respect and listen to others. We will be kind to everyone, encourage everyone and work as a team. We will always aim for 5 Star learning and behaviour.
Classroom Code of Cooperation
Our Code of Cooperation is a set of agreements we decided upon. They outline how we will behave and treat others in the classroom.
5 Star Expectations
As we said in our Mission Statement, we will always aim for 5 Star learning and behaviour. To make 5 Star learning and behaviour clear, we created these rubric. 3 Star is the minimum acceptable expectation, but we like to push and challenge ourselves so we always aim for 5 star!
Team Building Game – Build the Strongest Bridge!
This activity was so much fun (and a little bit messy if you look at one of the photos very carefully!) It was challenging because we had a time limit and a restricted number of materials. Our aim was to work together cooperatively to make the strongest bridge we could with only 10 items. We measured how strong each bridge was using unifix blocks to see how many the bridges could hold.
Group work posters
After completing the Build A Bridge activity, we talked about what makes a super team effort and a group work well together!
We also talked about some of the challenges groups face and how we might go about solving them. Here’s what we came up with…..
These posters are on display in our classroom for groups to refer to if they need to.
The CATASTROPHE Scale!
Sometimes bad things happen and problems arise. We can’t control some things but we CAN control how we react to problems! Here is our CATASTROPHE SCALE. We talked about what problems might happen at in the yard or the classroom. We had to ask ourselves,
“What type of problem is it?
How might we react?
What response should we give?”
An example of a green problem is losing a pencil. It’s a green problem because we could fix this problem ourselves.
A friend hurting themselves in the yard might be a red problem because we would need help from a teacher.
Have you ever had a GREEN problem? How were you able to solve it yourself?
What was YOUR favourite activity in TEAM and why?