Building the Great Wall of China with brown bags is a great collaborative project.  Today the class worked together to create a wall as long as they could.  It required placing the bags side by side.  The children had to make decisions about which directions the wall would travel.

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The wall began in the classroom and quickly went into the hallway.

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It then took a curve in the hallway and . . . .

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. . .went up the stairs!

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And around the corner. . .

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. . . down the next hallway!!

There were challenges.  The paper bags fell over very easily.  Teams of children had to work together to repair places the wall tumbled.  In the end – a running wall was built from within the classroom to the next level of the school.  It was exciting and easy to remove!