Thursday, October 4, 2012

Spaghetti and Marshmallows anyone?

Today, our middle school students (grades 6-8) worked on teamwork, goal setting and building character.  They moved through the middle school classrooms and worked on activities to meet these goals and have a little fun. 

Since I teach Reading/Writing only, I thought it would be fun to branch out and avoid reading and writing today.  So, we built towers out of spaghetti and marshmallows (think tinker toys).  It was loads of fun!

Each team received approximately 50 pieces of spaghetti and 50 mini marshmallows.  The object of the game was to build the tallest free-standing tower in the room. 

Our rules included points to include EVERYONE in the group and use positive words only (any student using insults or inapprorpriate talk would disqualify their entire team). 

Here are some photos:


Note to self for next year:  Bring more wipes to school.

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