Wednesday, May 21, 2014

"Don't Fall In!"

Exploring Bridges
May 20, 2014

We have been talking more and more about water, boats and fishing throughout the classroom. Today I set up slats across the tree stumps and had small animals to explore on top of the slats. The children immediately saw the slats as bridges. They began walking their animals across the bridges. They would say things like, “Watch out! Don’t fall in!” Occasionally they would drop an animal into the water and have it swim around.  Hassan moved one of the slats so that it was like a ramp. He slid the animals down one by one and said it was a water slide. “They go swim in the ocean now.” They began talking about the fish the animals would see as they swam in the ocean. They even began to talk about the animals going fishing.

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