Learning Goals: Literacy, Writing, Mutually-Directed Play, Block Play
What did this class do?
The educator facilitated a discussion to help the class decide on what to build in their building centre. Based on student interests, they decided to build a Mario Castle.
The class brainstormed the materials they would need to create their structure.
The educator provided students with materials and supported them to work together to design, build, and revise their structure.
Paper for signs
Have students create any structure based on their interests or community (i.e. skyscraper, apartment building, barn).
Why is it Collaborative Play?
The educator led a discussion to support the class in deciding what to build in their building centre. The act of constructing, reviewing, and revising the building was done by the students.
The children completely directed the play within the context that was established by the educator. After establishing the context, the educator was an unobtrusive observer.