Today we practiced building together. We focused on using the phrase, "WE are building a ____." and asking each other what "WE" were going to building TOGETHER. Everyone was assigned to a partner that was not a usual playmate. The partners moved through three different sets of blocks together.
Some of the positive outcomes for today's activity:
- They were encouraged to play with someone they were less used to.
- They were exploring materials that they may not normally choose.
- Working together and helping each other.
- Communication to make decisions and problem solve.
|They started off both building the same thing, separately.|
|I gave these two a mat to build on which made their working space smaller, |
which resulted in more cooperation and language. They had an audience.
|These two chanted at every station they went too, |
"WE are buiding a tower, we are building a tower."
|I did not suggest that they build on the table. |
Thought it was interesting that they did.
|These two continued the work of the other two.|
|They had their own plan.|
|Another example of a small building space to encourage |