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The final assignment of the Tower Project involved students working together in groups to build their own towers out of pencils using the information they had learned. Shown from left are Mark Romagus, Stetson Faulkner, Landon Lane and Briar Leasman. (Photos by Courtney Bailes)The final assignment of the Tower Project involved students working together in groups to build their own towers out of pencils using the information they had learned. Shown from left are Mark Romagus, Stetson Faulkner, Landon Lane and Briar Leasman. (Photos by Courtney Bailes)

Special to the News-Times

COLDSPRING — Coldspring Intermediate third-graders reached new heights during their recent study of towers in Courtney Bailes' gifted and talented class.

The Tower Project was a multi-level learning adventure that engaged students with fun activities even as they investigated and converted heights, created word problems, and geographically mapped skyscrapers around the world. 

The final assignment of the project involved students working together in groups to build their own towers out of pencils. The team of Mark Romagus, Stetson Faulkner and Landon Lane created the winning tower with a height of 37 inches.

"It is fun to turn students loose with a facilitated task and see where their own creativity and imagination takes them," Bailes said. "It's even more rewarding to see them proud of both their independent and collaborative ingenuity."

Coldspring Intermediate students reached new heights as they worked together to build towers out of pencils as part of the Tower Project in their third-grade GT class led by Courtney Bailes. The project engaged students with fun activities even as they investigated and converted heights, created word problems, and geographically mapped skyscrapers around the world. Shown from left are Briar Leasman, Evelyn Sanchez, Paisley Simmons and Aidan Sheyn.Coldspring Intermediate students reached new heights as they worked together to build towers out of pencils as part of the Tower Project in their third-grade GT class led by Courtney Bailes. The project engaged students with fun activities even as they investigated and converted heights, created word problems, and geographically mapped skyscrapers around the world. Shown from left are Briar Leasman, Evelyn Sanchez, Paisley Simmons and Aidan Sheyn.

The winning team of the final Tower Project worked together to build a 37-inch tower of pencils. Shown from left are Mark Romagus, Stetson Faulkner and Landon Lane.The winning team of the final Tower Project worked together to build a 37-inch tower of pencils. Shown from left are Mark Romagus, Stetson Faulkner and Landon Lane.

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