Thursday, September 4, 2014

Using Teamwork to "Survive"

Wow, it is fantastic to see these students again!

It was a special first week back.

At the beginning of the school year, I always like to focus on teamwork and sportsmanship when playing in games.  For teams to be successful, they must work together.  I also like to look for players who use teamwork with ALL teammates.  2nd through 5th grade classes dove in playing a game called Survivor.

(Parents) - The goal in Survivor is to get your team from one side of the gym to the other side of the gym.  Problem is players may not touch the floor.  Each team has materials they can use to help their team get across without touching the floor.  Students are not instructed how to use the materials.  They must work together to figure it out!

I have seen people aged 5 to 65 play this game (Sexton Mountain have even played!).  Hands down, the most successful teams are the teams that worked together - they helped, listened, problem solved, encouraged, and more!

In PE, many teams made it across, but not all.  I took a photo of each team that accomplished their goal!  (Some teams even made it back and forth 4 separate times even after I took away some equipment after each successful trip.)

Enjoy!  Great job, kids!

Yes, you do see plungers.

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