"Play with blocks and other open-ended resources can provide an ideal context for meeting curriculum standards and promoting young children's early literacy and oral language skills, logical reasoning and creative problem solving abilities, and social/emotional competence."
Our students love to build a variety of structures. Each day they create something new and work together to build castles, towers, motorcycles and so much more!
|A hotel. |
"We made roads so they can get in the parking spots for the cars."- P.D
"These are for the cars to jump" (pointing at the ramp)- A.C.
"When it’s night time the diamonds are so they know where to go, they can see right where it is" - P.D.
|You'll notice 'Floppy' has made an appearance again this year! Click here to learn the story behind Floppy!|
|A race track that snaked all over the classroom!|
We wanted to encourage the students to build different structures so we placed 'structure cards' with famous or familiar structures in the centre to inspire them. It worked, their creations were amazing!
|Golden Gate Bridge|
|Canada's Parliament Building|
The students are learning many skills when they are playing and building in the block centre.