The Build it Bin has been a popular activity with our classes, but as with most things this time of year, the novelty has started to wear off. When you add a simple twist, however, things quickly become interesting again. Such was the case with our Friday afternoon fun as we decided to add some water to our play. The children were thrilled and quickly began building bridges and rivers and lakes. Connections to the city's flooding situation were made. Teamwork abounded as heavy pails needed multiple helpers to move. Self-control was tested as we tried to keep the water from splashing our friends and ourselves. So much learning from one simple twist...
Cathy Farber is a Kindergarten teacher at Bert Edwards Science & Technology School in Kamloops, B.C.