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We (1st Graders) Built This City

The 1st graders have been building a city in L'espace créatif (Creative Space). As part of their "Where we are in space and time" unit, the students took on the jobs of urban planners, architects, builders, and cartographers. 

 

They started with an empty plot of land, then held many discussions to determine what it meant to be a city and what services were needed. After the buildings were constructed, people, cars, ambulances, and farm animals were borrowed. The students drew maps to help visitors find their way around and practiced giving directions.

 

On February 21st, the city was officially opened and students led members of the FAIS community through their mini metropolis!