Wednesday, August 21, 2013
I'm introducing "Junk Box Wars" to classes this year. What are Junk Box Wars? They are a more detailed version of our Instant Challenges. Students participate in creative problem solving challenges using "junk" in their boxes. It's a friendly competition where students use creativity, problem solving, and teamwork. In this week's challenge, teams are required to create a chain that will hold weights from anchor points. The longest chain that holds the most weight wins. The key is not to have "The Weakest Link."
I thought I'd post a few picks of our classroom this week, because you know that it won't be this clean for long. I've decorated the classroom in a "Wizard of Oz" theme per request of the 6th grade group. But, no flying monkeys!