How high is yours?
As the children arrived a small group gathered at the block table and began stacking the blocks, creating tall tower-like structures.
“Look mine is big!”- S
“My is bigger, see”-We
“Ya thats a big one”-Wa
“Mine big”- L
As they collected the blocks and added them to their structures, they continued to compare the different heights as they switched back and forth from putting them on the table and then holding them up in the air. Meanwhile at the other table the interest of creating enclosures continued for the cars and people to go in. During our team meeting we discussed some ideas of how to further expand on these interests and build on the different skills and terminology they use as they describe their structures; “Big, bigger, taller, high, wobbly, not straight, home, garage”. The idea of bringing in bigger and different blocks was discussed along with more open ended materials. Throughout the month of September the children have been exploring building in a variety of different ways and with a variety of different materials. We will continue to observe and support these interests as the children expand on them.
Rachelle Minthorn RECE, Alesha Spirka RECE