Curious George tries to build a wall to keep the cows from munching on a flowerbed. He uses newspapers attached to a clothesline, but will they be strong enough to keep Leslie Cow and her friends away? Students explore various building materials as they plan, construct, and then test out their own walls.
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[Suggest a book]
Encourage students to use these books as they continue to learn about construction:
• Building a House by Byron Barton (Mulberry, 1990) From the foundation to the walls to the roof, simple pictures and text tell how a house is built.
• Building Our House by Jonathan Bean (Farrar, 2013) Based on a true story, a mom, dad, and kids all work together to build their very own house.
• How a House is Built by Gail Gibbons (Holiday House, 1996) Meet all the people, from the architect to the plumber, who use their skills, machines, and tools to build a house.