This week the boys chose to spend all their time before class trying to stump each other on building. There is a think space available where one person builds with pattern blocks and explains what they are doing to the person sitting across from them. Just listening to instructions they try to build the same design/ sculpture. Well, let me tell you it is not as easy as it sounds! We had great fun taking turns being the builder or the listener.
After that Alec challenged me to a puzzle build. We tried to build two different puzzles side by side and realized that we quickly ran out of the right pieces so he had the idea to use the stopwatch feature on my phone and have us each make the same puzzle. I am quite the visual person and beat him by a good 2 minutes but he was a good sport about his loss.
|Drawing up plans for a geodome using marshmallows and toothpicks|
|Alec beings making his pendulum using popscicle sticks, clothespins, clay, elastic|
bands, string and a washer
|Drawing up his design and chatting with friends|
|Evan and his friend decide to try building a tunnel together using large dowels,|
elastic bands, and fabric
|Evan's second attempt at a geodome|
|He was so proud of himself for completing it; and having it match his blueprint!|
|Put together in minutes!|
|Evan drew up a quick sketch and then tried to make a pendulum.|
|It worked! And his design was probably the quickest one to put together of the whole class!|
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