Month: August 2023

2 Hands and a Pen art challenge

We have been exploring how our brains work, and talking about things we can do to control our brain, rather than our brain controlling us when things get challenging.

For an experiment to see how we would cope, we were given the task to jointly draw a described scene with our buddy. We could not talk to each other, had to both show control over the one pen, and manage our emotions while we did this. This also meant we had to give up some control over what we were creating too. Interestingly, we did one picture with us both using our drawing hand, and one picture with us both using our non-drawing hand.

Judge for yourself how you think we coped.

Multi-links Investigation

How many Multi-link cubes does it take to go from the back door of our classroom to the front door?

Just to complicate this impromptu investigation, Room 26’s before school crew added 2 extra challenges: 1. complete it before the class bell  2. don’t let it touch the floor.  Moving desks and using the stools to bridge the gaps, the class now has the answer.  It was great to see the creativeness and collaboration the kids had, and the joy they had in this self directed learning.