- A child builds a row of arches and adds arches on top of those, with a wall to connect both sides. Adds mystical creatures in and around the castle.
Help your student become a(n) Shape Composer—Units of Units (3D)
Activities often involve creative construction with blocks and other construction manipulatives, with the teacher noticing, describing, and encouraging types of 3D composition that are at the next level for children (challenging, but achievable). Asking questions (What if you used the same structure in all four corners of your castle) and showing pictures of actual buildings and block buildings that illustrate that type of construct might motivate children to try that new way of composing 3D shapes. Copying each others' construction can be another helpful approach.