Some of the nursery /petite section teachers (RB) decided to share findings from their personal experience with students in order to encourage them to develop their building skills while playing in the blocks center. This initiative lended itself naturally to the unit “who we are” focusing on improving the students’ personal skills and capabilities. By sharing photos of sculptures, taken during a visit to the Sursock Museum, teachers wanted to show students that those sculptures resemble building with blocks. The aim was to encourage students to develop their building skills, moving from the simple building of “towers “into the construction of more complex shapes that serve a purpose. Towers are easy to build and fun to watch collapse…yet more fun was in the making.
The sculpture by Salwa Rawda Chouchair was the most inspiring. After sharing what it looks like and how it was built, students decided to try to do their own sculptures using various blocks in class.