The other materials experience involved making a next out of wire and a variety of found materials. We first watched a short video about a duck building a nest. During the video, children made these comments:
Ellee - I think the dad is collecting stuff and the mom is building the next. Just like honeybees.
Rose - I think the mom is collecting stuff and the dad is organizing it.
Hadley - You can see the nostrils on their beaks.
We then approached the table with a wire spoke-like base.
Jill - What do you know about how birds make nests?
Ellee - They find stuff to make it.
Cassius - So we have to find stuff.
Prater - This looks like the sun. It's going to be beautiful.
Jill - How will you attach the materials in order to build a nest?
Cassius - Wrap it.
As the children began to wrap and weave the materials, they talked about their choices and their work.
Hadley - Sticks, because nests are made of sticks.
Rose - This is like a stick (a toothpick).
Ellee - You can attach with pipe cleaners, too. We can put our clay ducks in this nest.
Max - We have to put a lot of things on this to make it floatable.
Rose - For the ducks. Because ducks live in water and their nests are near the water.
The nest is definitely a work in progress! We will keep working on it..... stay tuned!
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