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Discussion in 'Elementary Education' started by SCTeachInTX, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. SCTeachInTX

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    There will be many changes this school year. I will moving to a new grade level and I am excited. Almost everyone on our staff will be looking at changing grade levels or becoming self contained. There will be much movement literally too.

    I am wondering from the great posters here on A to Z, what are some things that I can do to foster a sense of "team" within my new group of team mates. Any ideas? I am a great people person but I want for my team to feel the love!:love::love::love:

    Ideas anyone?
     
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    :banghead:Oh come on.... give me something.....
     
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    Could you have a social get together shortly before the school year begins to get to know each other a little better?
     
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    Send out daily notes: comments on good things you saw, kudos for hard work, an inspirational message.

    Put a goodie in their mail box. Chocolate works wonders.
     
  6. KinderCowgirl

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    Now I'm wondering if you work at my school....hmmm! :whistle:
    We're doing the exact same thing-lots of moves and I am going to loop up next year. And I was wondering the same thing so I'm hoping you get some good responses. Maybe meet to go bowling or something over the summer. I wanted to invite my new team over for a pre-planning/barbecue or something maybe in July. You're right though, if you start laying that foundation of team spirit early, it will probably mean a positive relationship will grow out of it.
     
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    I have been on the same team for 5 years now, and the first 4 were miserable! Long story short, I took it upon myself to try to create that sense of team. I started by bringing in a little mason jar full of M&Ms the first day of school with a note that said, "For when you have one of 'those' days!" They all thought they were cute and very thoughtful. Honestly, after that, it was just always having a smile on my face, making sure I kept up on how their families were doing, and being a good listener. Keep things light, ask for advice/help, and share ideas. Your positive attitude will go a long way. I also like the idea of a before school lunch. Maybe you could offer to host it at your house and they could each bring something to share. Good luck!
     
  8. SCTeachInTX

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    Kinder... You are safe. No K teachers were moved. :) I just need to get through THIS all important week and then, I am going to get the ball rolling with building a sense of team and community.
     

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