Bank Street Students Make Meaning of Their World After Hurricane Sandy

On the first full day back to school after Hurricane Sandy, Bank Street School for Children 5/6s (Kindergarten) made sense of the hurricane experience by building “safe spaces,” in the block area. These structures consisted of a “church where people could go to be safe” and a “tube way with walls that protects people from the river.” The tube way leads to a shelter, which is “a safe space during the storm where people can play.” This block building motivation emanated from the students themselves.

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