This week the children have been working on more strategies to manipulate clay. We provided them with photographs of clay bowls as inspiration as they worked with the clay. The children showed their knowledge of rolling balls, and a few of the children were able to poke holes in their clay ball with their fingers.
Many of the children, when looking at the pictures as a whole group, commented on how they bowls looked like hermit crab shells turned over. We thought this was interesting because the children are bringing several aspects of their learning together at the same time. We have been working with hermit crabs , how they look, and what they do, over the past few weeks as well.