3rd and 4th graders started building this igloo in the morning on their most recent Outdoor Thursday, and kept up their hard work right through recess time when they were joined by helpers from other grades. The roof was starting to take shape, but their work was still not done, so students chose to persist into the afternoon. Students demonstrated lots and lots of cooperative work, including teams of cementers, snow transporters, snow collectors, brick builders, brick hoisters, packers, and supervisors. We also noticed some interesting features of an igloo, besides providing warmth and shelter from the wind, the thick snow walls also acted as a sound barrier! What?
Watch our igloo take shape: