104- I took four different students to work on the second session of fairy house building. They added chairs and a television made from seashells, "trees," and a section that looks like a rock climbing wall. They decided that they wanted monkey bars. They had no problem starting the monkey bar construction, but finding sticks that were the right size for the end of the monkey bars required some thought. Nairovy took a ruler from the counter and tried to measure the size they would need. Jordany and Yarilys tried to find broken sticks that were the right size. Sandeiliz tried to break the sticks down to the right size. The solution ended up being one of Sandeliz's sticks worked and then Jordany was able to find a matching stick. Their use of a ruler and then other things in the room to measure was pretty awesome. We'd just had a discussion on this very subject- giving kids the opportunity to measure without making it a specific lesson on the use of rulers and watch the learning take place- and then it happened organically!
|Solving the monkey bar problem.|
|Trial and error stick measurement.|
|The completed monkey bars.|
|Two chairs and a television.|