Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Junk Box Wars

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."

Is THIS Really OUR Classroom?

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!