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Alameda 3rd graders Learn about Planning


Alameda Elementary SchoolStudents in Mrs. Miller's 3rd grade class at Alameda were an enthusiastic audience for a presentation on the basics of city planning and types of planners by BDS planner Kristin Cooper.  The students are becoming Portland experts by participating in city tours, performing in a musical of Portland history and studying the city's bridges.  

In anticipation of their creation of a city of clay structures, they learned about the pieces it takes to make a livable city and great neighborhoods.  The students also started to think about what they see in their own neighborhoods by creating maps of their trips to school or current/future neighborhoods.



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Sarah H.

May 18, 2008 at 7:51 PM

I'M IN THAT CLASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kristin did a VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY good job.I was 1 of the
architects for building the town square.



May 20, 2008 at 12:12 PM

This brings back memories for me. In first grade (in the 70s)my class planned a city out of milk cartons. Each of us were to assign a business to our milk carton. My boyfriend at the time (whatever a boyfriend is in first grade) told me I was to assign his family's business to my milk carton or he would break up with me. I was stunned! When the teacher finally asked me what business I would like for my milk carton, I paused and then said, "my mother's real estate business". I then turned to my EX-boyfriend and smiled. He then shrugged his shoulders and it was over.

So goes my first planning lesson and my first life lesson.

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