Cars,Houses, & Trees

As the weeks go by, our City project continues to grow in many different ways…

Each day the children go out into the hallway and talk about the things they have already created and what more needs to be added to make this city complete!


As we looked around the first thing “T” noticed was that we needed some trees!

She told us she needed green paper and a green marker.

We also brought out many green things that helped the children pick different materials out and figure out on their own how they would make a tree!

Here are a few of our special trees. =D





We had to have a tree placed next to our stop sign!



As “A” came out to look at the city she said, “Ms.Ambreen, I have to make a sidewalk….”

Instead of getting the materials for her, “A” was able to go into the classroom and pick out all the different things she needed since she already had an idea of what her sidewalk would look like…


She sat there all morning as she tried many different ways and techniques of trying to create the sidewalk into the way she would like it too look..

She never stopped to ask for any help nor was she interrupted. After creating it one way she looked at it and took it apart and said it needed to be made smaller..

So she cut the paper into a small piece and began all over again, and that was when she was satisfied with her end result!

Feel free to check out her sidewalk in the city!




The boys also mentioned that their roads had to have cars on them. They asked to use paper where they began drawing the cars with windows,wheels,a steering wheel and of course a person for the car!







They couldn’t wait to add the cars on the road…



Lastly we had to have houses!

Materials were set out for the children when they returned to school the next morning…

They took the lead by getting which ever materials they wanted to use and began putting it together little by little….


“J” really  knew what he wanted to do. He worked all morning to make his house look perfect.

We knew he already had his own ideas in mind so he was never stopped or told he wasn’t doing something the correct way. Instead the teachers observed(with amazement!) as he cut materials a certain length and used glue to make it stick. We were so excited to see his house when he was finished.




The other children also helped one another out by creating many walls with different designs to put one big detailed house together.






Here is a preview of our city…

The Buildings….

“J’s” House with the buildings,stop sign and car…

Garage,stop lights, trees, and shopping Store…

“J’s House”

“T’s” House

Stop Lights!

Check back soon to see how our Skyline for the city is being made! :) 

Learning Goals Achieved:


Perception. The student develops and organizes ideas from the environment. The student is expected to:
(A) glean information from the environment, using the five senses; and
(B) identify colors, textures, forms, and subjects in the environment.
Creative expression/performance. The student expresses ideas through original artworks, using a variety of media with appropriate skill. The student is expected to:
(A) create artworks, using a variety of colors, forms, and lines;
(B) arrange forms intuitively to create artworks; and
(C) develop manipulative skills when drawing, painting, printmaking, and constructing artworks, using a variety of materials.
Reading/Vocabulary Development. Students understand new vocabulary and use it correctly when reading and writing. Students are expected to:
(A) identify and use words that name actions, directions, positions, sequences, and locations;
Reading/Comprehension of Informational Text/Procedural Texts. Students understand how to glean and use information in procedural texts and documents. Students are expected to:
(B) identify the meaning of specific signs (e.g.., traffic signs, warning signs).





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