Forest Edge Nursery has been learning all about architecture and building. They began their unit of study by reading plenty of books about engineering. The class favorite was "If I Built a House" by Chris Van Dusen. Students drew their own blueprints of what their dream house could look like and then constructed houses out of blocks. They then created an entire city using repurposed cardboard from the library renovations. After they assembled their cardboard town outside, they painted murals on the buildings using sponge letters, roller paint brushes, animal shaped-sponges and a variety of other painting materials. Three-year-old imaginations soared as they ran back and forth from the houses, visiting friends, popping in for a visit, waving through the windows, and back out again. Painting al fresco on a beautiful spring day is part of the joy of childhood.
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