I think that this is a fabulous idea and I'm so happy you shared it. I have been struggling with making sure I'm covering what I need to with the inevitable demands of Common Core and still being sure my students have fun EVERY day! This is a great way to build in measurement, data, and healthy competition. For those people who have negative comments, I have to say take it or leave it. These are people who are brave enough to share their ideas and aren't forcing you to do anything you're uncomfortable with. If you work in a district where you know there isn't much family support than you could still do a project like this in school. As far as competition goes, I complete agree that "everyone being a winner" is not realistic and it's good for kids to learn how to be a good sport, not to win every time, and to appreciate others' differences. Bravo, I will try this project!
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