As teachers, we like to control and direct, but one of the key objectives of Discovery Time is to stand back and let the students decide on the action. This is not always easy to do….
In the holidays I arrived to look after my 4 year old granddaughter with a bag of cardboard tubes and some stick-on magnets. I’d seen a good idea on pinterest I explained. We could make a marble track that would stick to the side of the fridge (we’d played with marbles the week before so this was a good extension, I thought!)
She peered into the bag and pulled out the longest tube (from a roll of fabric)
She waved it around a bit,
She looked through it… “Maybe a telescope!
“She blew through it… “A didgeridoo!
“Lets decorate it!”
Children’s learning can go in many wonderful and unexpected directions…