This ear I am teaching in a new school and in a new district. One of the district focuses in STEM. I wanted to challenge myself and my students to daily work on developing and honing problem solving strategies and teamwork, particularly with hands on activities. I spend the year seeking different games and activities that were very simple to create and maintain and that the students were able to do independently after a initial practice. Tic Tac Toe came up as a familiar enough game that it was easy for most student to catch on to, but with enough strategy involved to keep them engaged.