FACS students get a lesson in goal setting and planning for success

a group of students build a tower made from spaghetti a boy build a tower made from spaghetti Starting the week off strong, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk seventh-graders learned the importance of setting goals and creating a plan to achieve those goals. Teacher Molly Jennes challenged her family and consumer sciences (FACS) students to build a tower from the materials provided: 20 pieces of dry spaghetti, a yard-length of tape, a yard-length of string and one marshmallow.

The students’ goal was to build the tallest tower possible. Jennes encouraged teams to make a plan to achieve the goal and emphasized important building practices to the students.

“Starting with a base is key,” Jennes said. “It’s better when you have support and it’s OK to fail as long as you keep trying.”

Sentiments she hopes will stick with her students as they tackle the new school year.

a group of students build a tower made from spaghetti a group of students build a tower made from spaghetti