Our 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders have been hard at work developing and negotiating their city plans with one another.
They now have seven diverse neighborhoods well underway: City Park Zoo, Green Power Plant, Mountain Camps, Community Garden & Farm, Marine Nature Center, Luxury Resort, and Airport! The last remaining neighborhood, the main city hub (government center) is still in planning phase.
Roads have been laid, sidewalks set, grass "planted" and many buildings (made from recycled boxes) have been designed, cut and constructed.
Students are now thinking about exteriors.
We have looked at several cities from real life to help inspire us. Students are designing facades including: twig/log cabins, painted brick factories, granite textured buildings, pastel stucco hotels, a brightly colored school, and a glass and steel ATC Tower.
So far their creations are revolutionizing color scheme design as we know it!