We have been working very hard on getting to know each other and thinking of ways to create peace in our classroom. We also did three collaborative projects;
The first project involved using string and a washer to get a tennis ball into a cup. The students came up with many creative ideas!
The second project involved using 10 index cards, a foot of masking tape and a pink box full of peace gems. Each team had to create a structure using the index cards and tape that would support the box full of peace gems. The students worked really hard and designed several plans that they then executed successfully.
We also did a project using aluminum foil to create a boat. The students could only use the sheet of foil to create a boat that would float and support weight.
While working on these projects we have been talking about how it is ok to fail, as long as you "keep moving forward".