House of Straw, Sticks or Bricks

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Description

Construct a basic shelter. Choose walls and roof. Consider what materials are available where. Build a family. Consider the problems your walls will protect them from: rain, snow, heat, fire, winds, floods, mice, bugs or wolves.

With an introduction of houses around the world from Arthur Dorros' This is My House*, students will then build their own houses with front or side yards, chimney, doorbell, fences, trees, steps, porch, flowers…whatever they can 'see' in their mind's eye as they walk toward their own front door.

*© 1992 Scholastic Hardcover by Arthur Dorros.

Meets Connecticut Science Standards

  • K.1: Objects have properties that can be observed and used to describe similarities and differences.
  • K.4: Some objects are natural, while others have been designed and made by people to improve the quality of life.

Meets Common Core Standards

  • K-PS2: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
  • K-ESS3: Earth and Human Activity

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House of Straw, Sticks, Bricks

House of Straw, Sticks, Bricks

House of Straw, Sticks or Bricks

House of Straw, Sticks or Bricks

© 1992 Scholastic Hardcover by Arthur Dorros

© 1992 Scholastic Hardcover by Arthur Dorros

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