In Lesson 12 of “Science Lab” with Mother Goose Time, the topic was “Structure.” The “Community Challenge” was to talk about community structures. The children got to take turns telling us about what kind of buildings they see in our community. A building across the street from our school is shaped like a rainbow! We talked about how buildings look different and might be that way for different reasons. The children also got a chance to share with us what they like to use to build with (Legos, blocks, etc.).
The triangle necklace activity was a good way to review shapes, and they learned that triangles are the strongest shape and often used in building! We love the ‘discuss’ feature under each activity in the Teacher Guide Book- they make a great conversation starter. We practiced our scissor skills by cutting straws into three pieces, and we practiced our fine motor skills by threading them onto a pipe cleaner. They created a triangle and got to wear it as a necklace. We talked about what other shapes they could create out of straws as well.
They also enjoyed using the link strips from Lesson 7 to create the designs on the shape design mat. We love that Mother Goose Time are so packed with fun and learning. Sometimes we get to everything for the day, sometimes we come back to activities and do them again because we enjoyed it so much, and sometimes we reuse the materials in a different way on another day.