About three weeks ago, we went on a field trip for Ropes Course.
Last year, we went at the end of the year so it was a surprise to me when we went at the end of the second week of school! Well, it was actually perfect timing because we have been learning about what it means to be a community and how we show respect to one another. All three classes were divided up into teams and had to work together on a number of courses set before them. As a teacher, it was really great to see most of the students working together and encouraging each other, before even really knowing each other. I think this may be something that we continue to do at the beginning of the year!
At my course, partners had to walk on two ropes diverging away from the base of the tree. They were face to face, hands clasped, and had to support each other as they walked on the ropes. Here, take a look!
What a great way to kickstart the year! Students learned to work together, encourage one another, and more importantly, have fun!