On Tuesday, September 18th, our theme for the day was “collaboration”. We had a STEM building challenge using two types of noodles: dried linguine and pool noodles. The students worked together to create structures according to criteria they chose (e.g. a “strong” tower, a “creative” structure, etc.) and they debriefed their process and results afterward. Later we discussed the features of an effective collaborative process in the Learning Commons with Mr. Koning and reviewed and analyzed video recordings of our collaborative process the previous week. Great insights by the students! We also made beautiful progress on our Heart Maps and Identity Maps.