Parent Krista (mother of Riley) observed class yesterday and has generously shared her observations.
I was able to observe my daughter’s class this week and
found it fascinating. The kids were building a castle with blocks. I
watched them negotiate their thoughts about the construction
project…., “no, I think this round piece should go here in the
corner because it looks more like a castle that way”. I noticed that
the kids naturally broke into smaller groups of 2-4 to conquer a
section of the castle.
There was a side project going on in which the kids were trying to
fit different shapes together to match the shape of a rectangle. Some
really got into this and praised other kids when they thought of a
creative way to do it different. What a fun class! I see my daughter
learning team building skills and early geometry lessons all in one!
For another view, our castle-building in pictures. I wasn’t able to get a good shot of everyone, but this will give an idea of the overall circus, with its three simultaneous rings.
First Ring: The Castle
Second Ring: The Challenge
Third Ring: The Secret Hideout