As part of their unit on community and community helpers, First and Second Graders make a model of the Las Terrenas community. After learning vocabulary and concepts about the community and mapping as well as going on several walks to survey the area the class got to work. Using mostly recycled materials, the class mapped out the streets and bodies of water before adding different buildings and details like trees. Here are some pictures of the process:
Using tape to lay down the roads
Cooperating and sharing ideas
Wow guys, it looks great!
What a great way to apply all of the ideas you are learning about. It looks like the class really enjoyed this project and learned so much while they were doing it!