The 6th grade team had a fantastic first trimester learning about one another and themselves. During our weekly advisory group meetings, students relayed news and ideas, engaged in purposeful activities to build positive connections and strengthen academic skills, and participated in learning labs. We shared our life stories, hopes and dreams, and have progressed to creating SMART goals for the Habits of Learning competencies. Furthermore, students encouraged one another to work hard both academically and behaviorally. From getting to know each other’s talents, interests, and stories during advisory activities to working together to problem solve ways out of a corn maze, our advisories have been truly tremendous!