Early in September our center received some great news: we were getting a parking lot! To my joy, the construction crew dropped off two pieces of heavy machinery.The children donned their construction hats and with their pencils and clip boards we headed out. I didn't tell them anything about what they were seeing initially because I wanted to hear what their ideas were.
I don't have photos of the other machine, but here is what some of the children had to say about it:
E: I think the truck is lost.
S: What do the handles do?
D: Is that a car seat for babies in the front?
S.T.: Babies have to ride in the back.
A: The front is for the Daddy, the back is for the baby.
We drew pictures of the machine as a whole and we drew pictures of the various parts: the cab, the wheels/treads, the bucket and whatever other parts caught the childrens fancy.