Each pair of students was given a cup of marshmallows and 50 toothpicks to build a tower in 20 minutes. The students found this very challenging, but kept up their spirits even if their tower toppled.
Our first homework assignment was our Mystery Bag assignment. (See home work page.) After talking about what this tells about this person and discussing likely of being a girl or a boy, we guessed who the object belonged to. Can you tell what we learned from these shares.
Our first STEM challenge for the year was the pipecleaner and tin foil challenge. Each group was given the same amount of materials and had to make anything. Boy, were they creative! then they presented to the class. The concepts were out of this world, from masks, to insects, to basketball courts. This is going to be a class who can create and cooperate.
In second grade students gain the privilege of going on the spider web and zip line.