1. Houses keep us warm in the winter.
2. Houses keep us dry in the rain.
3. Houses keep us safe.
4. We need to eat and sleep and houses help us do those things.
Kindergartners were also introduced to the criteria and constraints of the problem. The criteria, or what they had to do were the following: include a roof, windows, and a door for their house. The constraints of the challenge were with the materials they could use (paper bags, newspaper, and construction paper) and the time (two class periods). We'll be testing our houses next week to see if they can withstand a windy day!