I want to thank all those who attended my presentation this morning at the National Association for the Education of Young Children(NAEYC) Annual Conference in Washington D.C. It was an 8:00 AM session and I found out there are a lot of early risers in the field of early childhood. If you are visiting the blog for the first time, welcome. Know that questions and comments are always welcome. If you want to email me directly, just click on the complete profile button and push email.
Because it takes me a long time to do an original post, I am looking over previous posts and I am reposting some that may have gotten less attention than others. This fourth repost goes all the way back to December 2010. For me this was an important early post because it showed that by combining apparatus, there is no limit as to what a person can build at the sensory table.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
COMBINING APPARATUS: CARDBOARD DIVIDER AND TUBES
Note that this is another version of the cardboard dividers, one in which the panels are much lower.
A hole is cut in two of the panels on one side. The cardboard tube is threaded through the holes and taped. A section of the tube in the middle has been cut away. Now besides the open spaces created by the vertical walls of the divider, the tube creates both horizontal and closed dimensions to the apparatus.
In another version of this combined apparatus, an additional plastic florescent light cover is embedded in the divider. This configuration is a little different because the table is used to support one end of the tube and channel and both the tube and channel extend over the end of the table so children can push the sand out of the tube and channel into the tub below.