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February 10, 2021 | Nathan Johnson
Remember the unit?
Well, what happens if you cut it in half?
What shape do you get?
What if you cut it in half the other way?
Instead of making smaller blocks, let’s make something BIGGER!
What do you get when you put two units
(or four squares, or four pillars)
… a DOUBLE!
Their work is getting bigger –
We need big boards!
With units, squares, pillars, and doubles,
there is so much we can build…
The children are learning to use different blocks as “connectors” to bridge the cracks in our structures and make them stronger
Right now the children are building enclosures,
(a fence with no gaps)
to keep our Lego animals from escaping…
The children are learning so much about shapes, their proportions and how they fit together, spatial awareness … Not to mention teamwork and their imaginations!
Stay tuned to watch our block area grow…