In the first few days of school sixth grade students at Hanes have participated in team building exercises that promote effective communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and trust. Students have also engaged in challenges that are physically and mentally demanding. Afterwards, students reflect upon their experiences and discuss how they were able to overcome the obstacles.
Students summer reading embraced this theme of "facing challenges and overcoming obstacles" as well. In ELA class, students are analyzing different literary works, examining how the character faced different challenges, and the impact those challenges had on the development of the character.
Throughout the year, students will reflect on these experiences and the strategies they learned when facing a challenge to aid in their own personal growth.