Thinking of Flexible Seating? Read: “If I Built a Car”


Point of view, imagination, design, poetry…which one do I pick? This book has so many different objective connections, on top of being so colorfully illustrated. Why did I select it from the library? Well, its the start of the year and I am thinking about flexible seating this year, but with the students’ design help. This would, I am thinking, be a good leap toward that prompt…If I built a classroom…

I also know he has “If I built a House” and that might be a better tie. I was unable to check it out, but I would recommend that you try to track it down. 🙂


Broad Science Connections

  • Inventions and Imagination
  • Engineering and Design
  • Robots
  • Tools

Broad Literacy Connections

  • Poetry
  • Point of View
  • Illustrations to Support Text
  • Descriptions

Broad Sociocultural Connections

  • The ability to dream, to see possibility, and to follow both…we don’t all have that in us, even the young. Sure, we started that way, but in some cases it has been crushed down and out of too many. Let us, create safe and supportive classroom spaces that help dreams and imagination soar.

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