g is for group

this little mosaic activity is one i set up as an individual project.   i wouldn’t have been surprised if two children decided to work together.  i was surprised (and delighted) to find all four boys at once using up all the pieces.

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j is for jump

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a piece of fabric threaded through the ceiling tile (yes, carefully done and moved to make sure it wasn’t pulling too hard), handles made from duct tape, a trampoline borrowed from a family (thank you, otis, for sharing).

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really good times.

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really good static.

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really contemplative figuring out of things (notice the mirror being used to see the fabric from different angles).

i don’t have photos of the little dollhouse figure that got many rides on the fabric.  she had a blast.

t is for tape machine

i saw this, realized that it would require more precision than i’m good at, so i asked our families if anyone thought they could make one. i had over 10 responses and asked the first three responders to make us one.  i am humbled and grateful (and thinking of more projects).  thank you.

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we have a whole table dedicated to tape.

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the fine motor work is impressive.  i am reminded of a workshop i went to led by occupational therapists who stressed the importance of working those finger and hand muscles.

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this sure does it.

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a little too well sometimes.

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p.s.  if any of your children come home and speak of tape over mouths (or arms or hands or feet), the teachers did not do it!!