This past week all ELC and Elementary library classes have read the same book, Truck Stuck by Sallie Wolf and illustrated by Andy Robert Davies. This clever picture book written with minimal rhyming text shows how all of us, especially young people, can come up with very clever ideas to solve problems.
To understand how trucks can get stuck under bridges we watched this video:
We’re pretty sure they didn’t think about taking the air out of the truck’s tyres!
While ELC classes went on to make truck pictures using coloured shapes similar to this example the Elementary classes were frustrated by this video (passed on by Mr Loste):
If only they had used their brains to solve the problem!
Talking of using our brains to solve problems, we then went on to enjoy some stories from George Shannon’s Stories to Solve series. These were hugely popular and we had a turn at acting out the story of the boatman, goat, wolf and cabbage.
We also got to look at our fantastic collection of scanimation books mostly by Rufus Butler Seder, and looked at how scanimations are made and watched this clever idea for a coffee table and mat: