The Gingerbread Man

1st grade STEM Challenge!
After reading the holiday classic “The Gingerbread Man”, our 1st graders took on the challenge of building a bridge to help him escape the jaws of the fox. Given 10 straws, 10 Popsicle sticks and as much tape as needed, they worked with their partners to build a structure that would support the weight of a gingerbread man without collapsing. Even very young students can collaborate and use their critical thinking skills and creativity to come up with “real-world” solutions to pressing problems! Great job Mrs. Vicendese and Mrs. Coyle keeping those kiddos focused and engaged! #scienceisfun