May 3, 2012
First graders have been learning about architecture. We looked at lots of interesting buildings and talked about why homes in other parts of the world look different. My smart first graders figured out that the available building materials can determine how the architecture looks, such as igloos in cold northern countries and structures made of palm leaves and sticks in tropical environments.
My architects printed with cardboard and bottle caps dipped in black tempera paint, and added color with chalk to create these beautiful buildings.