We enjoyed seeing the 100 day projects. Here are the projects the children shared:
We had a special challenge in the afternoon. The children worked in teams of 4 to build the tallest tower they could with exactly 100 cups. The children were exceptional in their encouragement and persistence. I overheard comments such as "That's okay, we can try it a different way." They were patient with each other for the most part when cups would fall, which was inevitable. They intentionally tried different designs when they were unsuccessful. One group was noticing that their tower was very wide compared to other groups and decided to make their thinner instead of so wide so the tower would be taller. It is such a treat to have them working so independently that I can listen in and really observe closely what is happening. Most of the children really understand that this was a challenge and not a contest and were reminding each other that it wasn't about winning.
Here are some quick snaps of these amazing little builders: