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Pre-K Celebrates Week of the Young Child

Farley Pre-K celebrated NAEYC Week of the young child this week:  Our spotlight activity was for “Work Together Wednesday.” The children worked together to come up with ideas for what they wanted to build out of our fort materials. Their initial ideas were a house, castle, or rocket ship. They then had to work together to build it. The teachers assisted with emotional and behavioral issues, but did not offer any structural assistance. Their structure was falling down and seemed to have no purpose in the beginning. However, towards the end they set up a roller coaster and took turns leading the roller coaster ride or riding on the roller coaster ride. By the end of the hour of play they all were able to negotiate and work together without any teacher interference.  So many physical, verbal, cognitive and emotional challenges were presented as they had to negotiate and discuss throughout the project.