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Guiding Children to Work with Tools

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Guiding Children to Work with Tools

An Open Letter to Teacher V A new item was introduced to the school outside deck area recently.  It is a pump, a real one, and the old-fashioned kind that gives children the opportunity to push down on the lever and observe the effects as water flows through a series of tubes.  This is a tool, not a toy, and as such requires a specific method of interaction.  As with most new items in the curriculum (and some old) the children need repeated directions, explanations and demonstrations in order to use the pump correctly: lift the handle slowly, push down slowly and carefully, return the...

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