We've been building communities in our classroom, step by step. Before we could build them, though, we had to learn about communities. We learned that communities are places that people live, work, play, and solve problems together. We each created drawings of some of these places. Then, we got together in groups to decide where each part of our community should go. Finally, we put all of our ideas together to create a big collage of our very own community. After each group had a chance to share their work with the class, we got some new ideas! Then, we had a chance to revisit our own collages to add new details. They are hanging up in our classroom. Check them out next time you stop by!
This blog is maintained as a collaboration between all students and myself. Each week, one student has the classroom job of "Blogger". That student helps decide subjects for our posts, as well as writing one blog post about him/herself.