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Friday, October 19, 2012

Our Book of the Month was introduced at this morning's assembly.  This month's selection is The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale, by Steven Guarnaccia. 
This book is a perfect fit for Cannon's STEM initiative. The main characters, the three pigs, are all architects and in fact resemble three famous architects.  The houses are creative and even the furnishings on the inside resemble furnishings of world-renowned designers.
In first grade, this book inspired our next design challenge.  Scholars will be challenged to imagine, plan, build, test and improve a house using materials such as straws, craft sticks and wooden blocks. Play dough will serve as mortar. The house will need to hold a toy pig and withstand the huffing and puffing of a blow dryer. This challenge is sure to provide an engaging learning experience for the scholars!

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