Fridays are always special in school, but at Diamond Fork, they are exceptional! Each Friday, we take time out of our busy day for our "TEAM TIME" activities. Research has proven again and again that Social Connectedness is critical to success in every aspect of life--academic, emotional, mental, etc. In fact, it is one of the strongest predictors of Life Longevity!
So, each Friday we take time to create Social Connectedness through Team Time activities! Today was our first opportunity to begin to form these relationships and it was a resounding success! Members were given a card with something written on it (Peanut Butter, Eyes, etc). Their job was to search around the room for the person holding the partnering card ("Peanut Butter" and "Jelly," for example had to find one another.) Once they found their partner, they had a few minutes to get to know each other. As you can see, it was a wonderful success, and we're excited for what future Fridays will bring!