A team of 2nd grade students working on a Readers Theater!
February’s Learner Quality: Teamwork
Each month Houlton focuses on a positive learner quality, and this month’s is Teamwork. Teamwork is defined as the cooperative or combined effort of a group of persons working together for a common cause. If you look around Houlton on any given day, teamwork is what you see!
We have parents showing teamwork, working together on projects like the Houlton Bazaar or the All-School Skate, coming in to team up with our teachers and help in the classroom, or members of our HPA working on various initiatives around the school.
Our staff is highly collaborative and believes deeply in teamwork. We have grade level teams who meet daily to plan, committees that meet monthly to lead school initiatives, book clubs that discuss and learn, and teams that work together to best meet the needs of our students.
Our students practice teamwork every day. Students work in partners and small groups to learn, student committees work together to improve our school, Book Buddies team up to help each other, and students all around the school watch for ways to combine their efforts with others, to work together to make the job easier.
I am on the hunt this month to find examples of students demonstrating teamwork. Whether it is through pictures, announcements on Hawk Talk, or a Houlton high five - I’ll be recognizing students demonstrating this month’s quality of teamwork! Watch for it at home, too!