In the Afterschool program we wanted to challenge the children that enjoyed building and counting. We have seen interest in math and block building so we asked the children “is it possible to line the blocks from one end of the gym to the other?” Ns first thought was “I don’t think I’ll will be able to” then after he started he said “this is going to take an hour!” showing lots of excitement. N starting asking others if they would like to join in which of course they all did. N assumed that the “wall” was going to be over a mile long. The children counted the blocks together as an end result and they counted 107 blocks!! it was awesome to see them offer ideas, problem solve and work together as a team.
We plant to implement more activities and challenges that will extend on these experiences such as, looking into how long a mile really is? Can we challenge the time it took us the first round? What other structures could we build?
Hailee King RECE
Cassandra Sheedy ECE