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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wonder Wednesday #158 (Save Fred)

Wonder Wednesday - Save Fred

*I know this activity has been around for quite some time, but I just recently heard about it and saw it on Twitter this past summer.

*I loved the idea of it and what it hopefully teaches our young people.

*Each small group got a plastic cup, four toothpicks, life saver, and a gummy worm.

*They tipped the cup upside down, put the life saver under the cup, and the gummy worm on top of the cup.

*They challenge was to use just the paper clips to get the life saver from under the cup and put it on top of the cup (boat) with the gummy worm.

*The students did a great job with four paper clips, so then I challenged them to try with three, two, and one paper clip.

*The focus of this lesson was on cooperative work and how we can reach our goals when we work together. 

*The whole process was wonderful and one that I will use for years to come.

*I've linked an activty sheet you can print that gives directions and a flow sheet for the group members to fill out...

*Here is a look into the activity that we shared together...


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