Sep 13

Exploring group work! Kick-off to the 2015 school year!

To kick off our unit on communities, our 3rd graders spent some time learning how to work in a group.  The children spent some time working in small groups to build a tower as tall as they could using only spaghetti and marshmallows.  Lots of great collaborating happened along with success and failure.  Once they were finished, they wrote one or two words on a post-its describing with a word or two what their group needed in order to do their task.  Words like team work, being kind, listening, and turn taking were shared.  We will use these great descriptive words as we talk about being a good citizen in our own communities.