Mr. Krull is one of our 4th grade teachers.
I blew up 100 balloons. Had the kids find the balloon with their initials on it. It was chaos. Then we talked about teamwork and helping each other out. It went much better! Then I had them do more difficult challenges where kids had to step up and be leaders. We talked about how hard that is. Then we tied it into our EL lesson....applying our learning to help our school, community and environment. Kids talked about learning from our mistakes, getting along to accomplish something, being a good teammate, working together etc. They came up with examples of volunteer work like being on the fire or ambulance crew, visiting the elderly, cleaning up city parks, etc. It was a great morning!