This month, Grade 2 students culminated their learning from their IPC unit ‘Do You Live Around Here?’ with an in depth STEAM project. The children were tasked with designing and building a model of their ‘Dream Future Home’. They used their knowledge of measurement from their previous math unit as well as skills learned in practical workshops, but the most important thing they used was their IMAGINATION! There were all sorts of weird and wonderful ideas from the children that had to be assessed to see if they were feasible with the recycled materials they had collected from their homes. When they had a viable idea, the children drew designs which they then turned into ‘junk’ models using recycled materials. The next step was to use recycled newspaper to paper mache their models to create a smooth finish for painting. Finally, the children painted their models in their favourite colours and added detail using permanent markers. I think you’ll agree that we have some potential future architects in Grade 2!