Innovative
Classroom

Bell Work

Card Tower

Provide a deck of cards for each table or group of students. Have them make a tower with the cards. How high can they get? Discuss techniques used afterwards.

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Weekend Poetry
Cover the Nile
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Melting Ice Cream
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Record Breaking
Student Pursuit
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