The school-age children have been using cups to create different kinds of towers and structures. They have been sharing their ideas and learning from one another how to achieve different heights and styles.
One day we noticed two children who both wanted
to use the cups to build a tower, they first decided to split the cups evenly
so they both had the same amount of cups. As they started to build, one of the
children said “What if we combined our cups to make a giant tower?” Both
children agreed on the idea and began building together. They ran into some challenges
along the way because the wind kept knocking their cups down. “Let's go over
there, maybe there will be less wind.” With some problem solving and trial and error they moved to an area where the wind was blocked saving their tower from falling down.
It was interesting seeing all the different
and unique ways the children made use of their materials and how it expanded
beyond just stacking cups.
Alesha Spirka, ECE
Abby Skok, Educator