Here's a funny thing that happened today:
It was my turn to give directions. To start, take a look at how my design looked when I was finished giving directions. I should point out that there is only one layer of blocks laid out on the board we were using. I should also point out that we hid our work from each other. She is trying to replicate my design using only my spoken words as a guide. Ironically, no gestures are allowed in this game!
So far so good!
Me: "Take an orange rod and place it on top of the green rectangle."
Kid: "Like a teter totter."
Me: "Yeah, I guess so! Now, take two white blocks and put them on top of each end of the orange rod" (etc.)
Then it was time for the big reveal...tah dah!