For weeks now, we have seen the children taking on the simple task (or problem) of hanging their bags in the outdoor classroom. The lift and reach is not so easy when you are not yet able to lift the bag up and over the hook. Through their independence, observing, interdependence, and assisting, the children have been collectively learning and teaching. We're not even three weeks into the school year, and we're already getting the "hang" of it!
Collaging and Conversing
Audrey and Marley share a jar of Elmer's glue and cooperatively work together to use the one jar with two brushes.
"You wipe it on and wipe it off," Jane said referring to the technique of wiping the glue brush on the rim of the jar to avoid the drip and drag of the glue from jar to paper. So you wipe off the glue brush and wipe on the glue to the paper.
Without provocation or verbal request from Audrey, Jane and Reed thoughtfully offer and share materials with her.
Jane: Do you want one, Audrey? Reed: Do you want one? Audrey: Yeah.