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 NeeCee Joined: Jun 2008 Posts: 3,722 Senior Member
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Peanut Butter River and Save Fred
08-08-2009, 12:49 PM
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I've had a few PMs requesting info about these activities. Here are links for instructions on the Crossing the Peanut Butter River and Unravel the Human Knot. I will attach the Save Fred doc.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A13199934

http://www.ultimatecampresource.com/...uman-knot.html

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 dmamec Joined: Jul 2007 Posts: 2,309 Senior Member
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08-08-2009, 12:57 PM
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NeeCee--do you do partners or groups of 4 for Save Fred?

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Save Fred Analysis Sheet
08-08-2009, 01:03 PM
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dynamec --Use groups of 4.

You don't have to use the activity with a focus on the Scientific Method. I just do it for team building. This sheet is a way to get more out of it than just fun.
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08-08-2009, 01:19 PM
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I, too, am thinking team building...

Thanks for the help.

 aliscrap2323 Joined: Jun 2009 Posts: 65 Junior Member
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08-08-2009, 04:16 PM
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For the Peanut Butter River activity, how many kids do you put in a group at a time? I'm going to use carpet squares but I couldn't wrap my head around how many kids could actually get across the river using them.

Thanks!

 tampamom Joined: Aug 2007 Posts: 1,098 Senior Member
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Love Save Fred!!
08-09-2009, 06:32 AM
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I did the Save Fred lesson at the beginning of last year and my kids loved it! It was great for working together and w/o a road map. It was interesting to see how my gifted vs reg. approached this problem w/most of my reg. guiding the rest to figure it out. Looping so can't do it this year, but will try the p.b river lesson. Thanks NeeCee for sharing!

* I had them in groups of 2 for Save Fred and it worked out well. Too many cooks in the kitchen might cause problems.

Last edited by tampamom; 08-09-2009 at 06:34 AM.. Reason: added

 Queen of Pink Joined: Nov 2008 Posts: 875 Senior Member
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08-09-2009, 09:03 AM
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NeeCee,
I would love to be a student in your classroom. You post some amazing activities that I bet your kids love. You seem to be a very creative and spontaneous person. Thanks for all the ideas I have found on PT from you over the summer!

 TraddStLovely Joined: Jun 2009 Posts: 1,668 Senior Member
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Thank You
08-09-2009, 10:25 AM
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Thanks for sharing.

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NeeCee
08-12-2009, 06:53 AM
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I can't wait to share these two activities with my husband (who teaches the other section of 5th grade at my school). I am getting excited for the school year!

Thanks for the ideas and detailed instructions!!

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