This was a good question to ask ourselves last week as it started pouring with rain part way through our training walk. We have a 6km hike into camp (with only backpacks - not all our gear), so the rain was actually an opportunity for us to explore what we might do if it does rain while we're on our hike. Obviously, we need to prepare and make sure we have all the gear.
Today, we looked at 'Challenge' from the perspective of teamwork and problem-solving. We had to get balloons across the field using only our torsos. The balloons couldn't touch the ground and the team members had to stay connected to each other. If we dropped the balloons or became disconnected, we had to head back to the beginning and start again.
It was a good challenge as we all had fun and we were encouraged to work together. Afterwards, we brainstormed the challenge skills and ideas in the Wordle below. We also looked at the Habits of Mind we used. We decided we'd used these ones: thinking flexibly, persisting, working with others, seeing the funny side, using past knowledge, stop & think, trying new idea, listening to others, thinking about thinking (reflecting), make it right, innovate, and be clear.
Is your class facing any challenges in the near future? What strategies will you use?
Do you have any wise words of advice that we can use to help us overcome the challenges at camp?