Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Beginning of the Igloo

As I was researching activities for my reading group while they read Mr. Popper's Penguins, I came across the idea to build a life size igloo using gallon milk jugs. As one who never avoids challenge, I decided to introduce the idea to the kids. Of course they took the challenge hook, line, and sinker! So...we are in the process of collecting milk jugs. We have enlisted the help of all teachers, staff, and students at Cravens. This "simple" mission has turned into a school wide project! All the students are estimating the number of milk jugs needed to build the igloo. The best estimator from each class will receive a treat :) Once completed, the igloo will be in the library for kids to read in during library time!
The first week, we collected 11 milk jugs, and we began building the igloo base (picture posted). This week we collected 55 more milk jugs, and we will continue building on Friday. I will post another picture of Friday's progress.

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