Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mystery Object

Take a look at this picture. What do you think it is?

Do you know what it is? Well, I certainly do not. I saw this lying on the table to go home. I had seen the child working through the process at various times but did not get a chance to talk with her about it.

But it really doesn't matter what it is...what matters is what it means. The child had an opportunity to explore her own ideas. She was able to experiment. I'm sure, at times, things didn't go her way and she had to make a new plan or try a different idea. It's certainly a creative use of resources.

Our writing box has some different kinds of paper and notepads, including sticky notepads. The child used a variety of these resources during her investigation. Also close by are scissors, glue sticks, and construction paper scraps. These tools were also used as part of the process.

Rolling and folding. Balance, symmetry, and placement. Color and space. All parts of the investigation.

What is it? A masterpiece.


  1. I wholeheartedly agree. I particularly like seeing children become highly absorbed in a piece of work, inside or out. In fact children's engagement is probably one of the most satisfying aspects of our work.

  2. True! I love that there are teachers who can look at that and see that it for the masterpiece that it is!