“One for all, and all for one.”
“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”
Teamwork is a joint action by a group of people, in which each person subordinates his or her individual interests and opinions to the unity and efficiency of the group. Effective and efficient teamwork goes beyond individual accomplishments. It is an important part of the working culture and many businesses now look at teamwork skills when evaluating a person for employment. The most effective teamwork is produced when all the individuals involved harmonize their contributions and work towards a common goal.
On this basis KSPS students are working together as ONE team, 4th and 5th graders are trying to understand and experience team work and group work. Students are grasping the concept of collaboration, cooperation, respect towards one another, and communication. They are trying to be patient with one another; even though sometimes that’s difficult to accomplish, but with time they are getting used to the idea of working in groups and being productive in teams.
As teachers we are trying to make a change in our students’ lives, to make them better citizens and fellow humans.
Our 4th graders created their own creatures with special characteristics and the 5th graders created their own superheroes, they called them “Ninja”, “Monza”, “X-Ihana”, “Lory”, “Rio”, etc.
They were able to do these by cooperating together in ONE team.