Thursday, January 15, 2015

Team Challenge...Accepted!

We all know the old saying, “two heads are better than one.” In first grade, we spend a lot of time working together with partners to solve math problems, predict science experiment outcomes, and even to brainstorm writing topics. In order to have the skills needed to work together, students need to practice good sportsmanship, teamwork and cooperation.

This week, we took part in a team challenge. The challenge was to see which team could make the tallest tower using…their shoes! Before we got started with the actual challenge the students took turns sharing a strategy/ idea that would help their team to be successful with this challenge.  The students were able to see that communication and cooperation were two key pieces in the success of this shoe tower. The students not only worked on these important teamwork strategies, but they also had some really great results! Take a look at some of the awesome ways the students tried their best to accept this challenge!

 This last picture shows the team that created the tallest tower. Great teamwork, everybody!

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