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A Moment of Reflection

Contract Signing, Badges and Support

This week's trait was tolerance. We talked about the dictionary's definition and our personal definitions. I also broke the teams into to learning pods. The purpose of the learning pod is to encourage accountability, responsibility, and motivation within our team. This went well. The team has asked if we can continue because it helped them to focus more and build a relationship with teammates. We also did a goal check-in sheet this week. The purpose of the goal check-in sheet was to see the effort that the teammates put into obtaining their goals. It also opened up a dialogue about asking for help, time management, and influence of work habits. It was one of the most honest moments I have seen in our studio. 

On Monday, I did thorough check-in with the Bridge Quest teams. We talked about some of the conflicts that are happening within the teams and how to help combat it. We also talked about how to structure their research and citing sources. Citing sources will be a continuous discussion in our studio as we move towards other units in Writer's Workshop. We also launched our Newspaper Unit on Monday. We discussed the elements of a newspaper and how the news is relayed to the public.

On Tuesday, we continued with our Newspaper Unit. Ms. Amy joined us for yoga. She discussed speaking the positive into our lives while exhaling the negative. The teammates were able to play a game in which they shared a silent story using poses. 

On Wednesday, we continued our woodwork project. Within the next week or so, we are going to present the teammates with wooden frames for them to design. This is to show them the importance of outlining and planning before building. A lot of them have been anxious to build, but forget about the steps involved. 

Thursday was a typical day in our studio, but Friday was a day of celebration. On Friday, our newest teammate signed our contract and other teammates were presented with badges.

It might have been cold outside, but the warmth of their smiles and celebration made the day better. 

 

Thursday was a typical day in our studio, but Friday was a day of celebration. On Friday, our newest teammate signed our contract and other teammates were presented with badges.

It might have been cold outside, but the warmth of their smiles and celebration made the day better. 

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