This is an example of a collaborative decision made by 30 members of the Sixth Grade Orchestra. Every year we brainstorm a motto to place on our orchestra tee shirt. This motto was one of 12 suggested by the members of the class. After a series of discussions and votes, there were three remaining choices. In the final voting for this motto. was a unanimous. Then there was brainstorming to come up with the visual representation. The final product was a black tee shirt with turquoise and silver print. The students wear these shirts for their performances and proudly wear them to school on a regular basis. This was SYNERGY at it’s best in a sixth grade classroom!!!