Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Woodland Middle School students participated in a variety of team building activities on Jan. 13.

The Social Emotional Learning Club held a game-themed Mix It Up Day for sixth- and seventh-graders during their lunch periods to meet new people, develop their social skills and work in teams. During their homeroom period, the students received different colored bracelets that grouped them with new peers. Together, they took part in activities inspired by board games such as Apples to Apples, Uno, Scrabble and Monopoly.

Across the hall, eighth-graders practiced their team building skills with exercises and gaming applications. Working collaboratively to accomplish a common goal, they participated in exercises such as human rock, paper, scissors and land mine travel, where teams had to direct their classmates across a field of “land mines” without stepping on a mine or bumping into another competitor. The students also teamed up to play the puzzle game Candy Crush.