Last week's work included an impressive start on the canvas squares that will become our table runners. This week, we are adding another experience' machine sewing. We will present the construction challenge of building tall structures that are stable. We have novel materials for us on the light table and this group loves puzzles! Buckle up for a fun week!
Hugh - How do we put another thread on?
Brigitte - We can use another color.
Hugh - Yeah! I want to do that!
Reflecting on using the sewing machine:
Ellie - It's sewing and sewing. Push a button and zoom, zoom, zoom.
Luke -I was a little scared when it started. Then it was a little sad because the fabric is actually alive and the needle is poking it.
Lucas - It sewed really good. You can move the fabric around.
Here's our work! As you can see, some children were drew while others used the machine.
The construction area is always a popular place to collaborate and create. Last week, we noticed that many of our buildings were low and horizontal. This week, we offered a strategy for making taller buildings that are still stable: criss-cross building. The children easily implemented this strategy and were pleased with the results.
Saul - It's super-duper stable!
Today, children implemented the criss-cross strategy and built really tall!
Jade - That's starting to look dangerous.
Wilder - it can never get too tall!
Hugh - It could get dangerous. If it starts to fall, it will be like it's raining blocks.
Jade - Then we would have to run to the hallway.
Luke - it was huge! I thought it was going to fall!
We can't wait to see what the rest of the week brings!
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