My fifth graders are very loving, but also trying to be more independent. We are a city school with a wonderful program called Leader in Me. Through this program our students learn how to lead. Leading takes lots of practice and development. My 5th graders benefit greatly from collaborative team activities. This teaches them empathy, listening, patience, advocacy, and other team building skills. They love Leadership. My students are impressionable and love hands-on learning. They look forward to our fun Friday spontaneous workshops where they will need to solve a puzzle together.
Teamwork is the number one valued asset employers look for in an employee. In 5th grade, there’s still a lot of “me, me, me”. Through fun and hands-on activities, my students will learn the value of being a successful team player. Escape room puzzles bring students to want to work together for the good of the team. They support, encourage, listen, and include each other. This will build their strategical thinking, as well as strengthen our classroom community. Leadership begins with knowing all about how to take care of yourself, but it grows by learning how to be interdependent and work well with others.
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