Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Measuring Nature

This week’s “I Spy Nature” walk focused on measuring.
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Their I Spy bags contained a documentation sheet and a length of string
for the child and an information sheet for their grown up
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I was thrilled that a lot of the families stayed for the adventure.
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The children searched and collected 3 items that were the same
length as their string.
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They walked along laying their string beside items till they found
a match.
Or their grown ups would find an item and help them measure to
see if it was a match.
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Their collection was then attached to their paper.  The tape was a
bit chunky but I couldn’t think of any other adhesive that we could
take outside and would work quickly.
Any suggestions?
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The grown ups recorded the names of the items.
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                     I like his presentation.
                          It's a cross.

This activity took between 15-20 minutes from start
to finish.
Then they headed to the big rock or back up to the playground.

Back in the school I took all their collections and presented it
on our hallway bulletin board to share with all the members
of our school community.
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  1. Hi Maureen, What a neat walk! What about using sticky paper (shelf liner) to put the items on?
    I really enjoy all the play based learning activities that you do at your centre.

    1. Sticky paper - yes what a great idea.
      Thank you