The Brown Elementary first grade team has been working with their students to build a strong culture. Daily activities were formed around using team-building activities to teach and reinforce district’s Values, Beliefs and Outcomes. These activities ranged from introducing yourself to a new friend, to working together as a grade level to complete one big picture, to using persistence and grit to work through a task with other first graders. The first grade teachers have seen a ripple effect of positivity throughout their 1st grade level as well as use of persistent and power of the team daily in the classroom. To get our students Ready for Tomorrow it begins from the earliest days a student is in our schools.