Students in Preschool Room 3 were offered a new “provocation” this week. The class was presented with wires of varying thicknesses, needle-nose pliers, and an array of washers, bolts, and paperclips. As the children began exploring the wire, their hands became familiar with its strength, pliability, and creative possibilities. The students started to challenge themselves to twist, wrap, and bend the resources using their fingers and pliers–with no directed outcome, the teachers will be observing to see what emerges.
Children in Preschool Rooms 2, 3, and 4 are encouraged to take advantage of their greater physical, intellectual, and social skills. Classroom centers are rich in objects that spark the intrinsic curiosity of the very young.