Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Personal Space Tool

This week we'll introduce the Personal Space Tool. In kindergarten we will keep our discussion of Personal Space pretty simple and concrete. We talked this morning how the personal space on the mats is defined by the squares upon which they sit. We talked also about how personal space may change according to circumstance. It's one thing in a crowded elevator, something else again on a deserted beach.

As adults, the idea of Personal Space can be useful to keep in mind when someone steps on your toes metaphorically speaking. For example, if someone offers you advice you didn't ask them for, that's an intrusion into your personal (mental) space.

We all have a right to our personal space and others have a right to their personal space.

The Toolbox uses a length of yarn as the image for personal space.



We started off this morning with a familiar table top building material. We saw some familiar stair step designs....





As well as a reproduction of the Macintosh Welcome smile by Stasia.





Looks like we're in for a rainy week.

Be well.

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