Group Challenge #1
Each group of 4 students was given some pipecleaners and two small pieces of tin foil. Together, we had to use ONLY those materials to create something. We shared ideas and when something didn't work, we had to figure out a solution together. There were some very creative ideas!
Group Challenge #2
Our teacher told us the story about her friend Frankie the worm, who went out in a boat, without his life jacket on. But when his boat capsized, Frankie had to get into his life jacket. Each group of 3 students was given a gummy worm and a gummy lifesaver. Our job was to work as a group to put Frankie's life jacket on him. Sounds easy, right?? Well, the hard part was that we could only touch Frankie and the life jacket with a paper clip! That's right...no hands! We really had to cooperate in order to complete this challenge and we're happy to report that every group was able to save Frankie!
Our teacher definitely saved the hardest for last! For this challenge, we were given some dry spaghetti and mini-marshmallows. With only those two materials, we had to work together to create the tallest tower possible. IT WAS HARD! Many of the towers kept falling over. One group had quite a tall tower but someone had to keep holding it, in order for it to stay up. Check out our work...
We learned a lot about ourselves and our classmates during these challenges. We've been learning about "classroom habitudes" and we really had to use many of them for these challenges -- perseverance, adaptability, courage, imagination and curiosity.
We were wondering...What kinds of activities did you do with your new classmates?
What group challenges have you participated in before?