Our students were challenged in small groups to complete the 8 levels of the Hula Hut Relay. We had several successful groups who demonstrated great communication, listening, sharing ideas & feedback and persevering when things don't go right the first time. Students in the pictures below completed all 8 levels! I posted several videos of the students working through the process on Class Dojo for you parents!
Students worked on the Pipeline Challenge during our second lesson which incorporated a larger group and had 9 levels to try and complete. Group dynamics really came to life as individual behaviors & responses were on full display. Watch the video below to see how students worked through this cooperative challenge in a variety of ways...
One of the Grade Level Outcomes for first graders is to be able to tell the difference between fast and slow speeds. So to wrap up the week students took a quick assessment with our new Plickers Assessment Magnets. Students each have a magnet with their kid code number and ABCD on one side of the magnet, and a QR code on the other side. I ask a question, and they give the response by placing their magnet on the white board. I use my iPhone to scan the QR codes and we get instant feedback on students' understanding of the content taught in class!