December 9, 2020 | Bridget O'Dowd
The introduction of string challenges in kindergarten provides an opportunity for a variety of skills to be built, including sequencing, prepositions, ordinal numbers, symmetry, dexterity, and body awareness. Students are excited about the challenge of “Jacob’s Ladder” and work daily to remember the words and steps necessary for accomplishing this goal.
In addition, and more importantly, string constructions allow students to practice making mistakes, receive help from a peer, and eventually be congratulated within their community for success.
Strings are easy to create with yarn, and they make a great Christmas present!
So much excitement and joy in the Kindergarten today as we made it to Cat’s Whiskers. The excitement of the first snow of the season through the children’s eyes was incidentally caught on tape too. Enjoy!