Monday, June 13, 2016

Recipe for Delightful Designs

Recipe for Delightful Designs

Dear Readers,

Today would have to rate as one of my top 5 favorite teaching days of all time. Read to find out why!


  • cardboard boxes
  • 3 rolls Duct Tape (purple, black, blue)
  • tissue paper
  • wrapping paper
  • ping-pong balls
  • plastic cups
  • Pool Noodles
  • yarn
  • stickers
  • scissors
  • glue sticks
  • transparent tape
  • pencils
  • 3 spools ribbon (green, pink, purple)
  • newspaper
  • innovative students


  1. Pack materials in the cardboard box and tape shut.
  2. Divide the class into groups (mix them up!)
  3. Give the following guidelines:
    • 1 class period to finish "invention"
    • can use any/all materials you are given
    • group must create 1 collaborative project
    • be ready to share
  4. Role of the teacher: sit back, observe and let students create away!

Photo Gallery

I have rarely seen such excitement and engagement in students. It was incredible to watch them interact, plan, naturally take leadership roles, divide "jobs"/tasks up and laugh......yes laugh!!!!!!!!

Please enjoy the pictures as I will let them tell the story.

Thank you to my amazing students who teach me something every day!