Thursday, November 12, 2015

Bridge Mania

I want to start sharing more of what Mother Goose Time provides for us other than crafts and supplies. They offer us complete lesson plans. They suggest discussions. They really take the lessons to another level for us, leaving us to enjoy our children without spending hours of our own time lesson planning.

I will begin each post with a sub headline. The sub headline will be the discussion topic that MGT has given us. This way you will get more of an insider view of how our lessons roll out each day. We do not just do arts and crafts here. We are building thinkers through play!

Set out the Plane and Train Counters and invite children to work together to create a group of five trains and five planes.


Where have you seen a bridge? What did it look like?

Though I do live on Long Island, I am not your typical Long Island mom. We can often be found in the city on adventures so Sonia and Daniella have seen bridges before. Sonia remembered and then this sparked a conversation about the museum and play I had taken her to in the city. It was amazing to be able to connect with her and for her to remember such a special day!
I put out the corn starch noodles and both girls began sorting and then I modeled how they stick together.

After that, I let them explore and do their own thing. Sonia realized that the popsicle stick was not strong enough to hold up her bridge so she asked for some tape to hold it down! Good job, Sonia!

Daniella did a lot of sensory exploring. Smushing the noodles, letting them disintegrate in the water and loving the feel in between her fingers. Mush on, little one, mush on!

I will say that the school day ended right here. After our discussion about the day in the city that Sonia remembered and exploring these cool noodles while building a bridge, the time was up! We had spent one hour talking, giggling and creating. So, off we went to run our errands and explore the world together!
** Mother Goose Time allows me to follow two of my biggest passions. Educating my children and writing! I am honored to work with Mother Goose Time. I do receive the curriculum in exchange for my blog posts but every word in here is honest and a true example of this curriculum in a multi age home practice.


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