We made magnetic sticks by adding self-adhesive magnets to colored craft sticks. As I set up this week, I was thinking about Deborah's recent post about invitations on her Teach Preschool blog. So I set up the materials like this:
The first kids came in and this is what happened. (I didn't suggest he do this.)
Then the kids began to experiment.
|Note someone changed my H to "a tic-tac-toe shape."|
|How many? "...10, 11,12..."|
|A sun and stars|
An invitation of what to do...and letting the kids use their own ideas. Our magnetic sticks were a success!