The Ladybug Group has been exploring the idea of height for weeks now. Whether that means building a really tall tower, climbing as high as they can on the structure, or even trying to get to the top of a tree. Height is the area of focus, so the educators in the room are trying to rise to the challenge! What could we do to take this even further? Explore even higher?
We started by talking about the feelings when you're up high. Some of the children said that it made them feel nervous inside, but they like it... others mentioned that they LOVE the feeling of being up high because they get to see things that they can't see on the ground. We began to brainstorm, and gathered some ideas on how to add height to the indoor program as well, because the children recognized that climbing was much more difficult to do inside.
We read the book called "Angela's Airplane" by Robert Munsch, and as I finished reading, I could feel the energy in the room change. I felt wide, and excited eyes looking my way as I closed the book... "WE SHOULD BUILD OUR OWN AIRPLANE!!!!!" shouted a couple of the children... so we did!
We found some boxes, did some construction to get it looking just right, and then added some colour! Our plane even has a steering wheel and some cool buttons! We worked very hard on this project all morning. It was SUCH a long day waiting for our new creation to dry... but when it finally did, we were able to travel wherever we felt like going! We went to Europe, Mall of America, North America....
I wonder where we will stop next?
Where will this adventure take us to next?
Stay tuned... We haven't reached our highest point yet!