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Finished Architecture Designs December 1, 2010

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Our 5th grade architects completed their designs!   In addition to mastering the architectural terms for their own drawings, the students have been sharing with each other the meanings of their terms, words such as granite, wrap around porch, shingles, weathervanes, bay windows, skylights.

The drawings will soon be on display on a bulletin board for all to enjoy.

Below are a flying house, dog house, and a house converted from a barn.

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Torn Animals

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The 1st graders are working on a cave art unit.  Using earth colors, they ripped paper into animal shapes.  By doing this, the students were forced to eliminate details, something the cave art paintings also lacked.   Next week, the students will be making their own tempera paint from powder, in an effort to understand how cave painters made paint from ground up stones.