Playing in the Ocean: An Invitation in the Atelier

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“I’m making the ocean.” -Cortland

The preschool students are drawn to the study of water.  In the science area, teachers have noticed their interest in the movement of water,  floatation vs. sinking, how something changes when wet, and what lives in the ocean.  In the block area children have built boats out of the wooden blocks, exclaiming we’re going “to the bay!”  Noticing this excitement, the teachers decided to set up a provocation in the Atelier.  We arranged natural materials on the ground and projected an underwater video on the wall above, evoking the idea of being in the ocean. Read more about their explorations here (PDF, 2 Pages).

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