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April 28, 2021 | Sossi Essajanian
As part of a building study, the Sky Class took a walking trip around Church Square Park. They noticed buildings of different sizes, shapes, and purposes.
After the walk the children discussed the buildings they noticed:
In partnerships, the children used the class iPad to take photos of particularly interesting buildings.
What part of the building do you need to capture in your photograph?
After you take the picture, how does the building look in the picture?
Later in the classroom, teams looked closely at printed pictures of their photographs. First they noticed big shapes of the building:
Then they looked closely at the details…
How many windows does it have?
Where are the doors?
Next decision: what type of blocks to use to build it?
From this observation, the children drew blueprints from which they would build the structure in blocks.
Let the building begin!
The children then took their blueprints and photos to the block area.
The final step will be to make video tours of the park and their buildings, explaining how they built their structures.