January 27, 2021 | Sossi Essajanian
Block building continued this week with the introduction of new as well as exploration of previously introduced blocks. The children also continued to practice stacking, sailing, and docking.
So far they have met the Unit, Square, Double, and Tall Pillar.
What can you do with these blocks?
Build Strong and Safe structures.
What do you noice about the relationship between the different types?
If you put some together, they look like other blocks!
“Four squares make a Double!” “Two Units make a Double!”
“Two Squares are as tall as Pillars!” “Two Pillars make a Unit!”
Children covered a big board with blocks they know.
How many of each block did they use?
What if they took out a unit or double block. What else could fill the gap?
Cleaning Up the Blocks
Cleaning up the blocks also have an important role to play in the learning.
They contribute to:
Stacking and Sailing
After Stacking (blocks are piled 4 high), children push the block piles to the shelf where the particular block lives.
Children put the block back on the shelf where it lives.