Our new playground is open! The children in each grade level are helping us experiment with the equipment as we discover its “climb-ability.”
A: Aaaaaa….a stink bug!
G: [incoherent strangling and screaming sounds]
M: Don’t step on it! It will stink!
Mrs. F: Don’t worry, he can’t hurt you. His mouth is too little and he doesn’t have a stinger.
A: He likes my ice skate. [an upturned rainbow shaped block] It’s like a playground.
Mrs. F: You could build him a playground if you’d like.
All: Yeah! Yea! That will be cool!
They then proceeded to create a symmetrical structure for the bug to crawl on. Our curious visitor did just that. He climbed up, down, and all around that building! Never once did he attempt to fly away or walk on the ground. [Maybe his feet preferred the texture of wood to the texture of carpet???]