On October 4, our class participated in the Global Cardboard Challenge. We started last week by watching the video of Caine’s Arcade. Because we have been studying character traits in our reading class, we talked about some of the traits we thought Caine must have. We brainstormed a list of our Morning Meeting words to describe Caine’s character traits.
Our word of the week was initiative, so we talked a lot about how Caine showed initiative in designing and building his own games. We decided to try to build our own games too. We all agreed that we would not use materials from home except tape, because we wanted to challenge ourselves to use only recyclables that would have been thrown away otherwise.
We had a great time building our creations and playing them with our friends in Mrs. Moore’s class! Here is a video of our afternoon:
At the end of the day, we shared our reflections about the Cardboard Challenge. Here are some of our comments (we learned our “feeling words” in Morning Meeting):
- I feel jubilant because I had an idea and it worked.
- I feel proud because I didn’t know I could make a game all by myself.
- I feel ecstatic because my team is going to share our invention.
Have you ever made something out of a cardboard box?
What other things could we make?