Monday, February 17, 2014

Castles – Block Building

After drawing designs we put them in to practice. 
I borrowed wooden castle toys from the kindergarten
teacher and put them out with some of our wooden
          This is what I observed.
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Castle building started to happen in other parts of the room
with different blocks and toys.
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By Thursday of last week I got word that big cardboard 
boxes were going to be delivered to the school.  We were 
ready to start to build our large play castle.

Weaving a Tapestry

When we built our castle a clipboard was left out for adding ideas of
               things that were needed to add to our castle.
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                         One item listed was ‘tapestries’. 

       I thought this would be a great way to practice weaving.
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On the taller easel I placed an old picture frame that my husband had
attached vertical twine to and a variety of ribbons in the easel base.
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Parents showed children the technique of weaving the ribbon under and
over each string.  Some children got the hang of it and added their own
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       Even managing to start the ribbon behind the frame.
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              This is how far we got after two weeks.
              It now sits in the castle by the fire place. 
              The children will continue to work on it.