January 20, 2021 | Felicity Greene
During the time of distance learning, the Sky Class children participated in a study of boxes. They explored the many functions and forms of boxes, as well as how boxes can be a part of play.
The children were asked questions such as;
What is a box?
What do people use boxes for?
Does a box have to be shaped like a cube?
What are the ways that boxes can be moved?
Can boxes float?
What else could a box be?
At first the teachers asked the children to take a box and make it into something specific; a house, a bus, a boat. But after a few days of box projects, the children were able to let their imaginations run wild. We saw boxes made into parking garages, guitars, televisions for dolls, bakeries, and various other buildings.
This study was such a fun way to see the children take a common object and use their imagination and creativity to make something new! To the Sky Class parents, thank you for helping to facilitate all of these fun activities from home, and for sending in these joyful pictures of children at work and play!