This week’s community activity focused on positive action. Children heard a story about a young girl who chose to save starfish that had washed up on a shore by throwing them, one at a time, back into the ocean. Her actions inspired others to do the same, until all the starfish had been saved. Children discussed how this positive action made a difference and inspired others to do the same. Children then worked in cooperative groups to build an apparatus to transport the starfish from the shore to the ocean. They used a variety of manipulatives, including legos, gears, and k’nex. Children were encouraged to use only positive language to communicate with one another in their groups. Check out the full activity here (pdf) and please admire our beautiful creations!