Tuesday, September 13, 2016
My first, second and third grade students are so enthusiastic, they want to make everything they see, so I provided them with materials for boomerangs as a way to get them familiar with some basic tools.
My 4th, 5th and 6th grade students wanted to make working puppet dolls, but of course they want to make them of their own design, and I encourage that. Is it not better that they make some of their own decisions and learn to solve the various problems they can create for themselves?
In the meantime, I've received the files for my book on making Froebel's gifts, and am in the process of review. It is a complex book, interweaving material about Froebel, his theories and methods, and the history of the Kindergarten movement, with instructional material on how to make his most precious gifts.
Make, fix, create and extend to others the likelihood of learning likewise.