Can you name any ways in which you depend on your friends? Second Graders at Grant Elementary sure can! During their first week of reading lessons, students spent time reading stories, have conversations and participating in activities that helped them better realize just often we depend on our friends. To kick off our lessons each morning, students participated in a fun partner or team challenge that required them to depend on each other. Some of the challenges included putting together a 100 piece puzzle and building the tallest spaghetti and marshmallow tower. Not only did we learn ways in which we depend on one another, but these activities also helped students learn to use teamwork and better communicate with each other. We are looking forward to a year full of fantastic friendships here in Second Grade!