Currently PK-K 11 students are exploring the concept of cities. Children worked in groups to create a negotiated representation of a city or a facet of a city.
We then generated a list of commonalities based on these group constructions and began the phase of combining the elements into a paper city.
Children referred to their photographed construction when drawing. They also used the iPad to support the translation from mental model to a concrete representation recognizable by all.
●Should a butterfly be half the size of a building?
●Are bicycles as large as cars?
●How can we make our cruise ship be scaled to fit the designated city space in the classroom?