Collaboratiing with Clasroom Teachers on Their Research: Using Materials in New Ways
I got to support the group a couple of times while they were trying new things with MagnaTiles. One of the first things was to ask children to pre-plan a building. This allowed one group to play with the MagnaTiles in the Meadow room while I worked with another in the studio. Since I don't have a set, I offered squares of paper and scotch tape. Miles, Luke, Tucker and Tavish started by thinking about more ships. but eventually came up with a plan for a skateboard park with a bridge. Here they are composing a song about the bridge they wanted to build.
Back in their room later, they figured it out.
Next a group of girls came to make a plan to build Sabot school.
|I offered thin cardboard|
|can you see the cardboard model winding through the building?|
|drawing the Sabot school|
|We tried printing designs to build|
|building on top of the printed plan|