School Age Program

november 2017

The Black Cup Tower

As I Observe the children in my daily practice, it appears the children share a strong interest in constructing, building and mechanics. By simply adding open ended materials such as large stacks of small black cups, the possibilities are endless. A collaborative effort of building a formation is carried out by the children.

The learning that is happening is incredible from a single black cup. I observe critical thinking, balancing, team work and relationship building. I encourage the children to count as they add the cups for numeracy.

As seen daily, the children are creating formations with the black cups and other open ended material found in the environment.

Cristy Kuokkanen SSW.