8.2-Engagement and Persistence
Children purposefully choose and persist in experiences and activities.
Children inMs. Nitchais-Reierson's class persist in and complete...caregiver-directed...activities...
Ms. Nitchais-Reierson tells the children in her small group that they have a problem to solve. She asks them to figure out how to use eight rectangles of paper to completely cover a large square piece of paper. She informs them of the rules and then lets the children solve the problem. The children take up this task willingly.
9.3-Relationships with Caregivers
Children relate positively to caregivers who work with them.
The children inMs. Nitchais-Reierson's class interact comfortably with...familiar caregivers ... accept guidance...and directions from...familiar caregivers... show trust in familiar caregivers...and...seek help as needed from familiar caregivers.
The children demonstrate their comfort with Ms. Nitchais-Reierson by the relaxed way they talk with her. They follow her directions and feel comfortable asking for help when needed as demonstrated by the ease of which they ask questions when difficulties with the activity arise.
11.5-Scientific Problem Solving
Children apply and adapt strategies to solve problems.
Each child in Ms. Nitchais-Reierson's small group uses his/her senses and variety of strategies to solve problems...and...experiments and adapts strategies.
The children working on this activity with Ms. Nitchais-Reierson use their sense of sight to determine if the rectangles are completely covering the white square or not. Some of the ideas the children have about completing the task do not work initially. Children then rethink their strategies and try again to complete the task.