Alonso Student News
the student life
By: Annalys Gonzalez
In the beginning of the school year we see teachers get creative with their ice breakers, and English/yearbook teacher, Mrs. Nanns, was no exception. To get her students to work together, she made them build a balloon tower. During this exercise, the classmates had to work together and build the tallest balloon tower possible.
The only resources provided were not-inflated balloons and duct tape. The ideas that students were coming up with were just as creative as the idea of building the balloon towers itself. Some students made pyramids, some tried to cheat their way through by starting up at the ceiling, some used the wall as leverage, and some went by the rulebook and created masterpieces.
This team building exercise helped the students work together and understand the meaning of team work. It is beneficial because that trait is something they are going to have to put into practice a lot throughout year while creating our yearbook.