Our first three customers, glanced up and over their sand stirring and scooping at the insect perched on the Queen's palm and said in answer to "What do you call this?" "Bug." "Bug." "Worm."
She climbed up fast…it took her only seconds to reach the domed top of the “nature den” the Tink children had built. And in this case, built actually means wedged and woven. The builders had propped and pushed branches upright and once a number of the larger branches were leaning and wedged just so against the chokecherry tree, they began weaving in smaller branches.
The older children, the Tracks, were quite concerned about cutting up the tree while the younger Leaves wanted an inventory of our saws because they would need A LOT of saws to get the work they had in mind done. The only thing left to do is to make sure the structures are waterproof!
Leaning into the fail is the way we shape learning for young children. Adults sometimes, maybe even a lot of times, need to be reminded...LEAN INTO THE FAIL!