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Name: ______________________

Criteria for Success:


Grade: ______________________  Complete heading
 Answer all the
questions
 Do your best 

Salary Team Building Event


Directions: Answers the questions below.

Tribe: A group of people that are connected by similar interests, ideas or beliefs that come
together to lead positive change.

1. When you think of KIPP what do you think of?

2. When you think of KIPP Infinity what do you think of?

3. When you think of your grade what do you think of?

4. When you think of your homeroom what do you think of?

5. How do the groups above connect to the word “tribe”?

Objectives:
1. Build relationships with salary students across grades
2. Work as a team to solve problems
3. Have fun!
Salary Tribe Norms:
1. Be all in
2. Show Integrity
3. Be kind
4. Embrace challenges
5. Have fun!

Activity 1: Huddle Up
Directions: KIPPsters will walk around while music is playing. When the music stops, Mr. KG
will call out a number. You must immediately huddle up with the number of students that is
announces. Mr. KG will then read a question or ask you to complete a small task. In the huddle,
introduce yourself and then answer the question or complete the task! Put a thumb in the air
when you are done 

Activity 2: Salary Families (complete ALL four parts)

Directions: Work with your salary family to complete the questions below! You will need the
cooperation and knowledge from EVERYONE in your salary family .

Part 1: Interview each of the KIPPsters in your salary family to learn more about them. Please
do not just copy someone’s paper – make sure you actually communicate!!!

Name: One interesting fact about this person:

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Name: One interesting fact about this person:

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Name: One interesting fact about this person:

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Name: One interesting fact about this person:

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Name: One interesting fact about this person:

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Name: One interesting fact about this person:

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Name: One interesting fact about this person:

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Part 2: Work with your teammates to answer the questions below. These questions are pulled
from past assessments you have taken across ALL grades. You will need the help of every
student in your group to complete this. Lower school, you will need to help out upper school
students in the beginning!

1. Which statement BEST explains why photosynthesis is the foundation of most food webs?

A. Sunlight is the source of energy for nearly all ecosystems


B. Most ecosystems are found on land instead of in water.
C. Carbon dioxide is more available than other gases.
D. The producers in all ecosystems are plants.

2. A food web is shown to the right.

What is the source of energy for the cricket?

A. The Sun
B. The frog
C. The shrew
D. The cattail
3. What number is represented by point P on the number line below?

A. -7
B. -11
C. -12
D. -8

4. A student is preparing to run in a school track competition. For the quickest source of energy, the
student should eat a food with a high concentration of:

A. Carbohydrates
B. Fat
C. Proteins
D. Calories

5.Which of the following statements would NOT be represented by ̶ 3?

A. The apple tree is 3 feet tall.


B. The flower pot fell 3 stories
C. The roots are 3 feet below the ground.
D. It was 3 degrees below zero.
6. Chester dives from a board 15 feet above the water. He goes 7 feet below the surface of the water.
What is the total distance of Chester’s dive?

A. 22 feet C. 15 feet
B. 8 feet D. -7 feet

Lower School, you may need to start depending on the older kids now …

7. In New York State, small farms that were abandoned many years ago have become hardwood forests.
This is an example of

A. Local deforestation
B. Biotechnology
C. Ecological succession
D. Habitat loss

8. Growing exotic (nonnative) plant species in parks and gardens could lead directly to an increase in the

A. Biodiversity of the autotrophs that feed on them


B. Populations of native carnivores
C. Competition between them and native producers
D. Breeding between them and native herbivores
9. The decrease in the honeybee population is partly due to

A. The use of pesticides


B. A decrease in prey
C. The use of fertilizers
D. A decrease in fruits and vegetables

10. During which phase change will the greatest amount of energy
be absorbed by 1 gram of water?

A. melting
B. Freezing
C. Evaporation
D. Condensation

11. Why are there three branches of government?

A. To create a balance of power, so that all power is in one place


B. To create a balance of power, so that all power is not in one
place
C. To create power for the elite people in government
D. To allow the government to tax the people

12. What power does the judicial branch have?

A. To impeach members of congress


B. To make laws that people need
C. To assist a bill becoming a law
D. To determine the constitutionality of a law

Part 3: Work with your salary family to guess the teacher!

13. This teacher…

 In 2016, traveled to Miami, DC, Australia, Canada (Montreal and Vancouver), Puerto Rico, Brazil,
Mexico, Bermuda, Philadelphia, Cuba and Ohio.
 Besides English, can speak Spanish, French, and Chinese pretty well - and is learning Portuguese,
Russian, German, and Italian.
 Has a last name that contains the name of the University which is the sports rivals his/her alma
mater (the university he attended).

Who is it!? _______________________________________________________________________________________________


14. This teacher…

 Has lived in four states.


 Has been swimming with wild dolphins in the Indian Ocean.
 Ran his/her first marathon and learned how to surf in Hawaii—on the same day!

Who is it!? _______________________________________________________________________________________________

15. This teacher…

 Has run EIGHT marathons


 Is obsessed with a man who goes by the name Alexander Hamilton
 Is traveling to Kenya on February break

Who is it!? _______________________________________________________________________________________________

16. This teacher…

 Played soccer, basketball, and field hockey in high school.


 Worked in Rwanda (a small country in East Africa) and got to travel there multiple times when
he/she was in college.
 Learned how to play piano, guitar, and violin growing up and is now re-learning the piano!

Who is it!? _______________________________________________________________________________________________

17. This teacher…

 Went to a college with a camel as a mascot.


 Is married to a psychologist.
 Once had a guinea pig named Sir Isaac Newton.

Who is it!? _______________________________________________________________________________________________

Part 4: Generate a name for your family! This can be anything. Be creative 

If you would like an example, the 6th grade team of teachers are called Team YOLO
Activity 3: Station Challenges!

Salary Family Schedules:

Salary Family 1 Salary Family 2


Round 1 Station H Round 1 Station A
Round 2 Station B Round 2 Station H
Round 3 Station C Round 3 Station G
Round 4 Station D Round 4 Station F
Round 5 Station E Round 5 Station E
Round 6 Station F Round 6 Station D

Salary Family 3 Salary Family 4


Round 1 Station B Round 1 Station B
Round 2 Station C Round 2 Station A
Round 3 Station D Round 3 Station H
Round 4 Station E Round 4 Station G
Round 5 Statin F Round 5 Station F
Round 6 Station G Round 6 Station E

Salary Family 5 Salary Family 6


Round 1 Station C Round 1 Station C
Round 2 Station D Round 2 Station B
Round 3 Station E Round 3 Station A
Round 4 Station F Round 4 Station H
Round 5 Station G Round 5 Station G
Round 6 Station H Round 6 Station F
Salary Family 7 Salary Family 8
Round 1 Station D Round 1 Station D
Round 2 Station E Round 2 Station C
Round 3 Station F Round 3 Station B
Round 4 Station G Round 4 Station A
Round 5 Station H Round 5 Station H
Round 6 Station A Round 6 Station G

Salary Family 9 Salary Family 10


Round 1 Station E Round 1 Station E
Round 2 Station F Round 2 Station D
Round 3 Station G Round 3 Station C
Round 4 Station D Round 4 Station B
Round 5 Station A Round 5 Station A
Round 6 Station B Round 6 Station H

Salary Family 11 Salary Family 12


Round 1 Station F Round 1 Station F
Round 2 Station G Round 2 Station E
Round 3 Station H Round 3 Station D
Round 4 Station A Round 4 Station C
Round 5 Station B Round 5 Station B
Round 6 Station C Round 6 Station A
Salary Family 13 Salary Family 14
Round 1 Station G Round 1 Station G
Round 2 Station H Round 2 Station F
Round 3 Station A Round 3 Station E
Round 4 Station B Round 4 Station H
Round 5 Station C Round 5 Station C
Round 6 Station D Round 6 Station B

Salary Family 15 Salary Family 16


Round 1 Station H Round 1 Station A
Round 2 Station A Round 2 Station G
Round 3 Station F Round 3 Station B
Round 4 Station C Round 4 Station E
Round 5 Station D Round 5 Station D
Round 6 Station E Round 6 Station C
Activity 4: Closing
Name: ______________________
Grade: ______________________
Salary Name (that your team came up with): ______________________________________

Salary Tribe Reflection

How would you rate the event tonight? (1 is the lowest score, 5 is the highest score)

1 2 3 4 5

What was your favorite station?

What was your least favorite station?

What interests you most about the Salary Project?

Who is the one student you want to help into salary? What can you do to help him/ her?

Any other Questions? Feedback? Concerns?