Thursday, February 4, 2010

Dog Meets Giraffe


In past years students mainly built very simple long "trains" of these linking cubes. Sometimes color patterns would emerge in the chains.

This year I'm seeing much more interesting three dimensional objects. First to appear—predictably in our militarized culture—the usual space craft and contraband weaponry: guns, that turn into light sabers; light sabers that turn into lethal "flashlights" and the sort.

But, happily, we're seeing other things, too. Animals, even!

8 comments:

jinksy said...

I'd happily join one of your classes to play like this, given the chance!

The Honorable Mention said...

At Last! Dimension to the play...be it 3-D or otherwise. How do you think you will keep this going with your kids? This is great!

Anonymous said...

I teach kindergarten too and last year my kids were obsessed with making WALL-E every day out of Legos. He became more advanced looking as the year progressed.

Dana Z.

Deborah (Teach Preschool) said...

Impressive work!

Dan Gurney said...

jinksy, consider yourself invited... my door is always open and the more fun interesting and smart people around the happier I get!

Dan Gurney said...

Hi HM-- keeping it going is mostly a matter of standing back, getting out of the kids' way and looking closely at the wonders they create.

Dan Gurney said...

Deborah, i'm a bit of a media hermit so I don't know who WALL-E is... is he connected somehow to Walmart?

Dan Gurney said...

Deborah, thank you...impressive mainly i think because it's the best best best best kind of work: play!