The 2nd graders had a wonderful time creating vocabulary squares. This was a great team building activity that helped the students to get a better sense of new words, which will help them to become better readers. The students were put into groups and had to determine which child would do one of four different jobs. Working in groups helps children better understand how other people learn. It also helps them develop and practice using important social skills. The creative elements of this activity included studying new words through art, associating memory with pictures, developing individual learning strategies. This hands-on activity is a great way for students to be involved and express their thinking.