"He wanted airplane stuff so I guess he's having an airplane birthday!" - Lily
Caleb's Birthday committee met with him today to find out what he'd like on his birthday table for tomorrow's school celebration.... Elena: What do you want on your birthday table? Caleb: Pieces from the construction area James: Maybe we could build something on the table! Caleb: we could build a stand for the table and stack the chairs to sit onthe blocks could lift the table and we could build stacks of chairs to sit on Lily: What type of tablecloth would you like? Caleb: airplane ones Lily: What color? Caleb: As you see when you're flying through the sky, and the sky is blue and if the airplane was blue you could see it! Caleb: draw an SR-71 Blackbird! That's the fastest plane in the world! Hugh: That's actually not true, JetBlue is the fastest James: I have a toy blackbird Allison: and what else? Caleb: Plane engines! Elena: We can't make that Caleb: you could like, buy a sale plane engine Allison: could we print out pictures from the table? Caleb: Yeah! and then we could build them out of blocks! James: That would take lots of tables!
Sneak - Peak Preview of the table setting...
Building a House for Ribbit
"We built up from floor one!" - Hugh
Yesterday, Hugh had drawn a picture of what Ribbit's house looks like and Tommy had painted the instructions.
Today, Hugh, Caleb, Will, James, and Tommy worked together to build the house with blocks. The challenge was to build UP rather than across...
The boys used layers of cardboard to divide the various floors and posted a number card on each floor to keep track of how high they were building.
Hugh and Tommy asked Allison to help them write a sign to let everyone know that their work is "construction in progress!"