Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Today I gave my students unit blocks so we could learn about volume.  I gave each table group 20 cubes.  I quickly realized that their little hands wanted to play before their little ears were going to be able to listen.  So I spontaneously gave them the challenge to build something beautiful in under a minute.

Each group made something totally different.  One made a rainbow/reverse rainbow tower.  One made the Eiffel Tower.  There was a ‘messed up’ house, a rainbow bed and a set of stairs.  One minute and they had all made something unique and beautiful.  And they were content to then start learning about volume.

As I told them the challenge, one of the kiddos said, “This is why I love you, Mrs. Kirk.  Because you let us do stuff like this.”

One minute and they all created in a unique way.  That’s exactly why I love each of them.

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