Have you ever wondered how the princess in the classic fairy tale, The Princess and the Pea, made it to the top of the giant stack of mattresses? The kindergarteners sure did, especially when a beautiful bed stacked high with mattresses showed up in our classroom!
I set out many different supplies that the students could use to construct a way for the princess to reach the top of the mattresses.
They quickly began building different contraptions and revising their ideas.
I loved watching the students design, test, redesign, and then present their creations.