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Ms. Brawner from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Project Polygon: The 3-D Model City

The cost of the art supplies is $222, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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Project Polygon: The 3-D Model City is an activity that stems from an idea I implemented three years ago and would like to continue: Project Polygon: Beyond a Straight Line. The 3-D Model City is an extension of that idea. In it, my self- contained, second grade class will have an interactive experience at being an apprentice architecture designer. Students devise teams, select a project manager, and collaboratively determine the type of city they wish to have and construct. Students meet in the classroom a minimum of two times a week to prepare and create their city. They decided which polygon shapes to use, the length and width as well. Using large ruled graphing paper, the students arrange their city with polygon cutouts. Next, using a straight edged ruler the students draw the lines of the polygons where the buildings will be developed. After the outline of the city is complete the construction paper is selected and the exact length and width of the polygons on the graphing paper are measured and cut out. The polygon shape is then lined with the construction paper so the paper could be creased. The students decorate the exterior using felt tip markers or color pencils. The structure is then erected from its base on the blueprint [where the polygon shape was drawn and measured]. The final touches are the addition of the landscape using miniature items. The subjects I teach to my second graders are language arts, math, science, and social studies. I teach in an urban elementary school with a student population of 450 children. The grades range from preschool, to eighth including primary and intermediate specialized education classrooms. The materials necessary for this project that will service 30 students are pads of large ruled graphing paper, color pencils, fine felt tip markers, clear removable tape, assorted colors construction paper, craft miniatures; landscape items. Providing my students with this experience allows me to teach beginning geometry skills and help them to understand the relationship between lines, space, height, width, and balance. This project also helps my students plan in a group, work among peers, find solutions for problems that may arise, think on their feet, and begin to develop positive leadership skills.

Ms. Brawner
Grades PreK-2
  • Paderewski Elementary School
  • Chicago, IL
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
200CT WASH MARKERS CLASSPACK -- Crayola Classpack 200-Count Thin Line Markers; 10 Assorted Colors, Washable • Quill Corporation $76.49 1 $76.49
ENGINEERS PAD 8-1/2X11,SQUARES -- Ampad Engineers' Pads, 100 Sheets/Pad • Quill Corporation $4.31 2 $8.62
SCOTCH REMOVABLE MAGIC TAPE, 3/4X1296, 1 CORE -- Scotch Removable Magic Tape; 3/4x1296" roll • Quill Corporation $2.96 10 $29.60
CRAYOLA COLOR PENCILS 12 • Nasco $2.07 10 $20.70
TRU-RAY 9 X 12 CONSTRUCTION PAPER ASSORTED -- Tru-Ray Fade Resistant Art Paper in "C" Colors; 9x12", Assorted Regular Colors • Quill Corporation $1.97 10 $19.70

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