November 16, 2022 | Emily Ford Sytsma
We have built “vertical” towers which use “connectors” to make our structures strong and safe from crashes.
We have noticed how one unit is two squares tall, how one double is two units tall, and how one double is four squares tall (which is introductory thinking about fractions and multiples).
We have built “enclosures”, complete with “insides” and “outsides”.
We have applied patterns to building additional levels to our structures that are different to the level below it.
We have begun to work cooperatively in building collaborative structures and in “unbuilding” them safely and efficiently.
All this after just one week of blocks building! As their understanding of these mathematics and geometry skills deepen, we can expect their structures to grow exponentially in safety, strength, and beauty!
This blog post was written by Ryan Dominguez, our preschool blocks teacher.