Today was a very exciting day in the Pre-K Studio because we introduced the light table! It was the perfect kind of day for this activity because it was dark from the looming storm and children were well rested from the weekend.
During my first group of the day, children began by designing a train track in the city. It quickly turned from just a train track to the DC metro and the government shutdown. Here is how the experience unfolded…
Kofi: Hey guys, lets make a train.
Ezekiel: We can make a house train. Or the DC metro!
Kofi: Ok now guys, oh no, don’t knock the train track. That road is blocked off from the government shutdown.
Ezekiel: Where can the train go?
Kofi: The train can take this route. It will go this way because we blocked off this whole road for the government shutdown.
Ezekiel: What do we do?
Kofi: I don’t care if it’s blocked off… I’ll just smash it. I don’t like the government shutdown, sorry dudettes. I’m not listening to the government shutdown, my train has to keep going.
Ezekiel: Chugga chugga, choo choo!