Continuing with our wondering on "how the life inside the underground channel feels like" brings us to question the following:
Being critical thinkers, we come up with ideas to equip ourselves with ways to overcome our fear of the dark. Through this learning experience, we are challenged to think critically. What is critical thinking? Critical thinking comprises a number of different ways that help us learn to make decisions. It is the ability to evaluate situations and consider possibilities to reach some solutions.
Rather than automatically giving answers to the questions we raise, we nurture ourselves to think critically by asking each other's questions in return:
Luna: "This is the fishy and me living together inside the drain."
Arjun: "This is the salmon fish and me living in the drain."
Elie, Brooks, Isha, Vivaan, and Luna observe a real fish prior to getting engaged in their observational printing.
Elie draws the eyes, body, tail, and mouth of the fish while mentioning: "Fishy is talking to me."
Vivaan chooses orange color to print with whereas Brooks prefers to mix and print various colors.
George demonstrates his passion to construct using wooden blocks. When asked what he is building about, George explains that he is building a police station and a police office building. His critical thinking is visible through his placement of the pieces to come together - balance, estimation, measurement, etc.
Letting ourselves problem-solve and negotiate helps us build our cognitive skills as well as in compromising and learning to work as a team.
And once the game starts we engage all our muscles to pull the opposing team over the centerline.
Jumping over an obstacle requires more planning and coordination than a simple forward jump. We need to start the jump by standing fairly close to the obstacle, and to jump high and far forward enough to clear it.
Jumping is a way to learn body control and foster flexibility. It involves our core muscles to bend and move with ease.
Putting together our critical thinking and teamwork indeed solves our situations which ultimately creates everyday moments.
Our bodies learn many things like sounds, words, and patterns through music. While dancing, we control and coordinate our body movements. Balance, control, and coordination are some of the many ways to stimulate the connections in our growing brains.
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