Twelfth-grade advisors were brainstorming ideas for activities around the theme of Leadership when Ms. Mooney made the connection between leadership and being the oldest grade in the division. The same would hold true to Grade 8s in the Middle School and Grade 5s in the Elementary School. So they decided to put them all together and discuss what it means to be the top grade in your school.
The nine twelfth grade advisories were divided across the four Grade 5 classes and the eight Grade 8 advisories. The twelfth graders were responsible for developing a 30-minute lesson plan that included an icebreaker and then a discussion about leadership. Some good initial bonds were formed across the divisions and the twelfth graders came away from the experience feeling like they had delivered a good message.