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More Thoughts on Kindergarten Architecture

By Nancy Walkup, posted on Dec 5, 2010

All my Kindergarten and first grade classes have now cycled through my building block lesson this week. Having the students draw what they build is always an amazing experience.

Thanks to Cathy Topal, author of Davis Publication’s kindergarten book for Explorations in Art, Thinking with a Line, and many other wonderful books for teaching young children, for the idea to have students make drawings from art they have made with other materials. I also use her method to have students draw collages they have made. Give it a try—you could certainly do it with any grade.