The children have been busy adding some things to the doctor’s office. Too many doctors and no patients posed a bit of a problem, so we talked about the different jobs people did at the doctor’s office. We decided there needed to be a receptionist to greet patients and to make appointments. I put out an old keyboard which prompted the request for a computer. I asked the children what they could use to make one. They chose a box which I wrapped for them. They cut and pasted a screen, and there you have it – a computer monitor! One of the children made a sign. (I love the “before” and “after.”)
In addition to the reception area, the patients needed somewhere to wait, so with two chairs and a sign, the waiting room was born. The children also decided they needed an x-ray machine. Thank goodness for boxes!
One of the children wanted to see a picture of an x-ray and to make a sign. I asked him if he knew what letter we needed for “x-ray” He knew it was “x” so I asked if he thought any of the books in our classroom library might help us. He immediately went to the “x” book and found a picture which he then used to help him make a sign.