Today the students were given the challenge to create a tower using only spaghetti noodles and mini marsh mellows. Before the project began we talked about possible ways they could work together and build their tower. The ideas were great! Once each team agreed on their specific jobs they began building. The students jumped right in and began building their towers. The students talked among each other and challenged each other with a variety of possible ways they could get their tower to stand the tallest. After a while I began to see the students discuss which ideas were working and which ones were not. The students had to recollect their thoughts and work together to develop more possible ways to get their tower to stand. The students told me this challenge was more difficult than they had originally planned. I allowed the students to work approximately 20 minutes in their groups and finally called time to see if we had any towers that were able to stand on their own without assistance. Many of them began to feel frustrated because their original ideas did not work out as planned. I was so proud of them because they never gave up and continued to work together until I called time. We did have one group of four that was able to create a small tower and it stood on its own for a few minutes. After the building process we came back together as whole group and discussed the ideas that worked and the ones that did not workout. The students also discussed ideas they would possibly use if we were to try to build more spaghetti noodle and marsh mellow towers in our room. Great Teamwork!!!