We're building on what we did yesterday, last week, the day before, the day before, and the day before that.
How Did I Invite Them?
I took some tickets and a sharpie outside. I quietly walked up to the children who had previously shown interest, and I whispered, "Here's the ticket for the brain group! I'm writing a [pause in case the child wanted to label the letter] yes, a B, and then an [pause] YES! an R! and then an [pause] A! and then [pause] an I! And lastly, a [pause]... hmmm... bbbbrrrrrraaaaayyyyyNNNNNN... Yes! an N!"
How Did I Set Up The Group Area?
I brought a body kit that is actually intended for much older children and requires glue for set up and such.
What Was My Intention For Today?
I wanted to provide a provocation that would support more story telling and discussions around the brain's relationship to the rest of the body.
What Did We Do?
|W: What's this? M: That's the spine! It's on your back! You can feel it right here!|
|M: What's THIS?|
|W: I'm doing research.|
|M: Hey, there's the cerebellum!|
|G: I think I can get the jaw bone onto the skull.|
|M: If I fit this together right here, I think I can find the brain stem.|
|W: Does my jaw bone move like this?|
|W: Can we get the brain and skull to fit inside the body part?|