The light table is a significant feature in our classroom. At times it’s a free, investigative thinking/learning area. Recently, we’ve used magna tiles on the light table, and the children added other materials to make their own thinking/learning more meaningful. Many stories were created there. Examples: animal habitats, rocket ships, skyscrapers, and the list is endless.
Today the light table was used in a more deliberate way to specifically create collages. Materials placed in small glass jars, hand selected by Maggie, were available to the children. Maggie created frames using hard clear plastic. The children created their own collages affixed to these frames using liquid glue.