Students were very engaged this morning in a community building actvity called the marshmellow challenge. The object was to create a structure as high as possible with the supplies given. The stucture needed to hold the marshmellow at the top on its own. Even though the task was to build a structure I wanted the students to pay attention to how they dealt with obstacles and adversity. Overall I was very impressed with the team work and positive attitudes the students demonstrated throughout the activity.
1) Science - complete note taking on the objects in space assignment
2) Math - grade 6s: Ms H - worksheet
Ms W - worksheet, pg 180/181 #3,4,6,8
- grade 7s: Mr. S - no homework
Mrs. M - pg 47/48 #1 - 10 (or 1-6 if directed)
3) Skating notices due Friday Jan. 13
Comment: Marshmellow Challenge
1) What difficulties did you and your group face as you built the structure?
2) How did your group determine what strategy they would use to build the structure?
3) How did you feel when things were not going the way you thought they should? Did you notice an inner self talk that helped or hindered your problem solving abiility?
4) What was the best part of doing this activity? What was the worst?
I am a grade 7 teacher who has been teaching in the Surrey School District for over 28 years. I love to read, garden, walk, and spend time with family, friends and my golden retriever Kona.
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