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4th and 5th Grade Know the Importance of Team Building

Christina Coffman

As two 5th graders Ben and Mary Ruth pointed out, “Some challenges we can’t face ourselves, so we need the help of others.”  The 4th and 5th grade students put their words into action today as they embarked on team-building activities.

Over the past couple of weeks, the students have been working on defining their hopes and dreams. They each made a single piece of art with visual representations of these, which will be “sewn” together to make a giant quilt of all their hopes and dreams. Before that though, they took the opportunity to get to know their peers and share their hopes and dreams in small groups. Some of these included:

  • I want to study astronomy.
  • I wish to work on my time management.
  • I want to be a pro basketball player.
  • I want to try new things.
  • I hope to grow a better mindset.
  • My dream is to be a psychiatrist.
  • My hope for 5th grade is to learn more about them.
  • My hope is to keep my grades up and not be too hard on myself.
  • My dream is to restore the number of the Scottish wildcat.
  • My dream is to graduate from Auburn University and become a 2nd grade teacher.

One group of students said “Teamwork is important because you can get more ideas and work through it together. It also is a way to enhance communication skills.” We look forward to watching these students continue to work together this year.

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