t is for tube

i had no idea the joy this tube would bring.  i expected cars racing through.  i expected blocks racing through.  i’m surprised it hasn’t been colored or covered with tape.

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but i didn’t expect kids to figure out how to launch cars simply by slamming it down on a shelf.  yes, it was loud.

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and i sure didn’t expect the sheer JOY that the kids show in simply hauling this thing around.  all classes.  they just walk around with it.  all around the room.  no one has been knocked down yet.  no tables cleared either.

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amazing.

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thank you, mr rob, for taking a break from cootie to bring us the tube.

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c is for (sticky) candy cane

i only knew these as wikki stix until we were given bendaroos (thank you ronni)!

they have been made into spiders, flowers, bracelets, and this week, into candy canes.

of course!

t is for tape ball

so, the big tape collage was getting pretty round.

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we turned it into a tape ball and suspended it like our pumpkin.

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and YES, there is regular redirecting to not pull or hang or kick  or swing…

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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!!