Teamwork Building At Valley

newsarticle_20140922_02.JPGFifth graders returned to school ready to start the year right by participating in daily team building activities.  Each day for the first week of school the fifth graders were divided into different group and given various problems where they had to work together in order to solve.  

Some of the activities included being in a box (duct tape on the floor) and moving members around the box based on age, height, hair length, without stepping outside the box. Another STEM-like activity was where the students had to construct a tower with spaghetti, marshmallows, string, and tape.  The end results were understanding how important it is to communicate, and an appreciation for others ideas.  A team spirit atmosphere was also created throughout the fifth grade that teachers believe will last throughout the school year!