Who would like to build something outside today?
Should we attempt to recreate the "house" we constructed together before winter break ?
Remember this one ...
Yes! We need to look at the picture. - Hugh
(referencing the photo of the house built by many of the children on the last day of school before break)
And we need an upstairs today! - Cape
Our enthusiasm for today's plan started off strong as we headed outside to start our day!
We were ready, we had new ideas to contribute, and we had a "blueprint" to reference for inspiration.
Let's get to work!
Unfortunately, today's plan didn't exactly progress to the finished product that some of us were hoping to construct.
Some of us had ideas for the house that others didn't agree with and others decided to leave the project when they noticed a lack of investment and cooperation from their friends.
After about 30 minutes of building and working on the house, some children started to notice the lack of progress and that the work that had been done so far wasn't turning into the house we had previously built in December.
Why do we not have the walls? - Lucas
Why didn't we finish the house? - Hugh
This was an excellent learning opportunity!
Even though many of us enjoyed the process regardless of the outcome today, some children were left feeling disappointed.
It's clear that if we're going to attempt a large scale project (such as building a large structure outdoors), we are going to need communication, cooperation, teamwork, and persistence in order to be successful!
Maybe next time, we could approach the project with some more in depth planning and discussion beforehand. We will also have to make sure that we are willing to talk and listen to one another if we want to reach our goal!
There's nothing stopping us from trying again and learning from our past experiences to improve in the future.
Speaking of teamwork and collaboration ...
Here are some examples of working together, collaborating, and demonstrating strong examples of friendship that we have observed during our very short week in person at school.
It's always fun to end a Friday with some movement and silliness!
Thanks for sharing your unique take on our classroom favorite (Row, Row, Row Your Boat), Michael!
Next week ...
We will continue working on weaving in the classroom.
Please remember to bring in the loom you worked on at home during our virtual day so that we can share it with others and display it in the classroom.
Enjoy the weekend!