Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Blocks for Learning!

Some schools are rediscovering block play.  This story from the NY Times give some details about how a school in Manhattan is using blocks in their curriculum.  When I was in 5th and 6th grade, I was part of a grand educational experiment - all grades were in pods surrounding the kindergarten area, no walls.  In the center of the pod was a play area filled with Unit Blocks.  As 6th graders we loved spending part of our day building elaborate structures.  This was in a public school.  They never tested us on that subject!