Playful Directions

Mrs. Forst's Pre-Kindergarten Blog

Language and Beading

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P1050334Beads were one of the many materials we introduced last week.  While a small group was creating bracelets, I overheard this conversation regarding the available shapes.  (The names are not real.)

Henry:  I need a cube.

Henry:   Can you hand me a cube?

Harriette:  What’s a cube?

Henry:  This. (points to a cube shaped bead)

Esther:  I have a sphere.

Harriette:  I found a cone.

Please remember P1050324this was the very first introduction to beads on the second day of school.  We have not had any discussions pertaining to geometric properties or three-dimensional shapes.  This is an excellent example of spontaneous peer teaching and learning.

 

Author: Marie Forst

Growing and learning through an interest driven, emergent curriculum in an idyllic landscape. Welcome to the North Hills Campus @ WT where learning transcends the walls.

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