Through this unit of inquiry, but also through the introduction of rotations, there has been an interesting grouping development in my class. There seem to be really unusual groups that formed naturally through a shared interest in the unit of inquiry, that spread way beyond this: maths, other investigations, and even PLAY TIME!
I am observing this with real curiosity! I love it, to be honest. I find the class has been perfect at finding its own internal balance without my interference.
Today we build up team working skills by a challenging task: connecting paper clips with only a pencil each and no talking! One of the girls who is usually quiet and shy and not confident at all, and who fits into the above story, she was a star!