When you make something special you want to share, you can keep it until you have had a chance to share it, but after that, we will take the pieces apart so we can use them again.
Provide plenty of room and time to experiment. Children have made spaceships, cameras, houses, birds, camels, faces, tables, as well as abstract designs. Here are samples of some first constructions.
4.Class meeting: The children will make a variety of things . In this video Travis has children tell about what they have made. Look closely at the processes and products of the work. Select some constructions that are very different from one another, and ask the children who made them to show them to the rest of the class. Before each child presents his or her work, ask:
What does it represent?
What do you have to do to make things move?
How will it move?
After the rest of the class has guessed, allow the child who made it to demonstrate it and discuss what it represents. Then guide the class in thinking and talking about each construction:
How is yours similar to what ____ made?
How is it different?
What problems did you have in making it? Did anyone else have a similar problem? What did you do to fix it?