Inspired by the small monster figures that are used in table setting, children decided that they wanted to build a haunted house. The Rainey Room children were also eager as that group is all about spooky things and Halloween.
This was a great start. However, collaborating on a big group endeavor requires communication. Several children were adding pieces to the structure without sharing their ideas. Some children stayed for awhile, but weren't sure where the building was headed and left. We wondered, how could we support children in making the process more collaborative?
This haunted house featured stable construction and enough space for all the children to play with it when it was completed. The group was delighted when Emma and Karen said it could remain in Tucker Room for the morning program to play with and possibly enhance!
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