A Crab Run

IMG_4508crab runThe children certainly didn’t want the other crabs to be sad or lonely since King Crab died, so they’ve been spending daily time with the other 3 crabs – Spiky, Mom Crab and Baby Crab.  They decided that the crabs needed a bit of exercise so they set up a crab run.  The run circled the tree house in our room.  They children were especially sensitive to keep the crabs safe and inside the run – so they constructed a fence.  They measured, selected materials and calculated the result of the run.  Much learning happened in this one big activity – collaboration with peers, math calculations, and conversation with peers utilizing wait time and listening.  Just the mere fact that 4 and 5 year old children can work out this sort of enterprise on their own shows amazing self-regulation on their part.

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