This is a great back-to-school activity to promote collaborative thinking and growth mindset. In addition to the design challenge, there are thinking and writing prompts to spark discussions about the book, The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires. After discussing the text, you can introduce the design challenge of allowing students to build their own magnificent thing that can serve a specific purpose in the classroom (i.e. flexible seating options like a lap desk or VIP caddy). There are planning sheets to help students prepare to create their design and reflection questions to follow the activity.