So far we have done three team building activities. We first did the scavenger hunt then we did the paper tower building activity then we did the cross river team building activity. For the scavenger hunt we were in a circle that was made using two ropes and tying them together. We had to go through the list and take pictures when we find the place. Then we did the paper building tower activity which was when we had to build the tallest tower we can using paper and tape. And the most recent activity we did was the cross river activity. We had to use mats to get to one side to the other.
For the scavenger hunt we were in our advisory groups and we had to be in this little circle together, the circle was made using two ropes. There were two people who got to be out of the circle. The first was the person holding the iPad to take the photos to show that we have got to the place. And next was the person with the piece of paper which told us where we had to go. I got to be the person who held the iPad. We were not so good as a team in the first few minutes. People got shoved and got pulled but then we stopped and talked about how we could do better as a team and we got way better. I think that we could have worked better as a team but I believe that we did pretty good in including everyone and not shouting a lot.
The next team building activity we did was the paper building tower activity where we got separated into smaller groups from our advisory and we had 10 minutes to make the tallest tower we could using only paper and tape. I feel like our group did a pretty good job in working together and splitting up the work so we could make the tower faster but I think that we could have done a better job at the beginning because we spent a lot of time arguing about which idea to use. But overall I feel like we were successful in the tower building even though our tower was not the tallest.
The most recent activity we did was the river crossing activity. We were given two mats and we had to use both to get from one side to the other no body part touching the ground. We had to work fast but also carefully as a team in order for us to get to the other side perfectly without anyone touching the ground. I feel like we were pretty good since we were second or third. I feel like we did a good job in keeping everybody together since we did not touch the ground but I feel like we could have done a better job in working more as a team. I think this because mostly the boys were in charge and I think we could have made it faster if everybody helped and there was not just one leader but everybody was a leader.
Overall I think these activities were very helpful for us to see how we have to improve as an advisory. I also think that if we improve we can do a lot better in the upcoming team building activities and the week without walls. I think that this was a great experience for our advisory and the whole seventh grade.