Monday, September 25, 2017

Using Teamwork to "Survive"

Wow, it is fantastic to see these students again!  It has been a fun first few weeks back.

We got to see a bunch of smiles and how much our students have grown over the summer!  We welcomed Mr. Blake, our new half-time PE teacher that we will share with Cooper Mountain school.

At the beginning of the school year, we always like to focus on teamwork and sportsmanship when playing in games.  For teams to be successful, they must work together.  we also like to look for players who use teamwork with ALL teammates.  1st 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!

Mr. Miller has seen people aged 5 to 65 play this game (Sexton Mountain staff 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 (completing the task), but not all.  Mr. Miller took a photo of each team that accomplished their goal!  (Some teams even made it back and forth 4 separate times even after Mr. Miller took away some equipment after each successful trip.)

Great job, kids!

Here are photos of all the teams that "Survived".

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