You can help our in class explorations by encouraging your children to build at home. Specific building materials are not necessary. Children enjoy building with household items such as Popsicle sticks and cardboard boxes. Lego and Duplo blocks are also popular, but children do not encounter the same challenges in terms of balance and gravity with these blocks. In addition, you might inquire about what your child built in school or help to encourage ideas for a future structure.
We can always use your expertise at school! If you are knowledgeable about construction, architecture, or anything else related to our study of structures, please let me know!