On Wednesday, students at the Early Childhood Center reached for the stars. They used their own classroom blocks to learn about skyscapers in the classrooms of Ms. Ivy Miraflor and Ms. Arlene Lowe.
Then, we voted for the best one. The ones with the most votes were Jakob Ross and Alberto Tejada.
According to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, this meaningful learning experience intrinsically invites problem-solving and mathematical thinking that emerges during play. Building skyscrapers with blocks require eye-hand coordination, spatial awareness, size comparison, concentration and problem-solving.
"Children need a variety of experiences comparing the lengths of objects," the council states.
Story and photos by Ms. Edith Gonzalez, administrative assistant, Early Childhood Education