Bryan M. from Miss Perez's class is pictured with his mother, siblings and friends accepting his well-deserved prize. Bryan was the lucky student whose name was drawn in the first six weeks attendance raffle. He qualified for the raffle because he has perfect attendance and no tardies during the first six weeks of school. He was able to choose between a skateboard and a bike. Bryan chose the bike, which included a helmet for safety.
Last week my students were given a challenge to stack 6 cups a different way using only a rubber band with 4 pieces of attached yarn. They had to work with their team to complete the task successfully. As they completed this task, I increased the difficulty by adding more cups. Finally, a couple teams raced to see which team was the fastest. Afterwards, we discussed what worked and didn’t work in the teams. My students had a blast and learned important skills for future group work in the classroom.