Cut and Tear Cityscape Buildings
Students make a cityscape collage by cutting and tearing construction paper.
Lesson Plan Ideas
Developed by: Kathy Barbro, Visual Arts Professional Expert from Dixie Canyon Community Charter Elementary School in Sherman Oaks, CA
For Grade: 2
Students practice paper tearing skills and math skills by creating
rows and columns of windows.
Applicable Core Standards
CCSS.Math.Content.2.G.A.2 Partition a rectangle into rows and columns of same-size squares and count to find the total number of them.
Students tear three rectangles from construction paper and arrange on a background sheet of paper. The pieces are not to overlap. They are glued down with a glue stick.
Students cut square windows and follow this formula:
• One building with two columns and two rows of windows
• One building with two columns and three rows of windows
• One building with two columns and four rows of windows
Details are drawn with a black marker, such as window panes, doors, cars and more.