Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Marshmallow Challenge

We are currently learning about recount writing and for our experience we had a marshmallow challenge. Our teacher gave us 25 pieces of spaghetti, 91 cm of masking tape and one marshmallow. We had only 20 minutes to create the biggest freestanding tower that we could. Some of our towers worked and some of them didn't but we had so much FUN creating them. This experience gave us heaps of ideas to use in our recount writing.  Here are some of the pictures of us creating our towers:

We were in groups of three or four and had to try and work as a team to figure out what would be the best way to create our marshmallow tower. 

There was lots and lots of concentration going on as the race was on to see who could make the tallest marshmallow tower. 

Everyone in Room 8 literacy worked extremely hard to make sure that they had something build before the timer ran out!

This group of girls were our winners with their tower reaching a height of 43cm! We all tried our hardest and had so much fun in the process. 


  1. This looks like way too much fun! How did the writing turn out? I would love to read some.

    Mrs Burt

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    2. Hi Mrs Burt, we are very sorry we haven't replied to your comment. Thank-you for commenting on our blog. We had a great time and wrote some really good recounts from this we would love to try and do it again!

  2. Hi. my name is Amelia I am from Ohaeawai primary. That competition/race looks like so much fun!!


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