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Mark Twain Life Lessons in 5th-Grade

FAB 5 Friday - April 9

This month we are studying Mark Twain and the life lessons we can learn from some of his quotations and literary works.  For our April 9, 2021, FAB 5 Friday, we studied this quote:  

"The man who doesn’t read has no advantage over the man that can’t read."

After discussing the meaning of the quote and its life lesson, students completed a STEM challenge.  The challenge was to build the tallest tower with 10 index cards that could support a book.  Students were allowed to tear or bend the index cards, but they could not use tape, glue, or scissors.  Several students' towers were able to hold 1 book.  Remington N. and Rylie T. built the tallest tower that could support a book.  Maddy V. and Spence S. built the tower that could support the most books.  

Please view the picture galleries to see the different towers and challenge winners!