Hello! This upcoming school year, I will be the new 4th grade team leader. I am really looking forward to it because last year we really needed to be a cohesive team, and I feel like this year I can help make that happen. I'm not going to let the leadership role go to my head, but there are some things that I want to be firm about... In meetings, no complaining and whining and wasting time. But allowing everyone to share their thoughts and ideas and give 2 minutes to each person to vent and get things off their chest first, that way we can get down to business with planning. I plan to have snacks for every or most team meetings or little candies, communicate with all team members via e-mail, phone or old fashioned notes I also would like for us to eat lunch together at least one day a week. Can you offer anymore suggestions to make us a more fun and cohesive 4th grade team for next year? What are some characteristics of a great team leader? What did your team do last year that was really cool? Thanks so much in advance!!!