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You Won't Believe What These First Graders Used to Create a Display of Livermore

Can you find the Donut Wheel and the downtown water fountains?

LIVERMORE, Ca: First graders at St. Michael School  used paper bags to recreate Livemore landmarks. Photo credit: Allison Perlin
LIVERMORE, Ca: First graders at St. Michael School used paper bags to recreate Livemore landmarks. Photo credit: Allison Perlin
An elementary school teacher's unique approach of teaching students about their hometown its history led to the creation of an amazing "paper bag" town diorama showcasing landmarks and buildings found around downtown Livermore. 

Teacher Allison Perlin says the 19 first graders in her class at St. Michael School in Livermore were each assigned a historical or popular building in Livermore to recreate using a brown paper lunch bag. When all of the bags were put together, they became a picture of Livermore as seen and interpreted though the eyes of the children who live there.

"Each child completed two bags," Perlin said. "They were assigned an historic/popular building or a Victorian, or bungalow.  Some students were even lucky enough to create their favorite downtown restaurant. In the first picture you can see the downtown water fountains and the 100 year old St. Michael School. In the second photo, you can see Blacksmith Squares and the Donut Wheel. The last photo you can see the Bankhead grass area. After each project was turned in the class came together and made the town of Livermore. They created the green hills, roads, train tracks, and city trucks to complete the scene."

Perlin, who has been a teacher for 12 years, added that the first graders at St. Michael School continue to enjoy studying their hometown and learn new facts and information every day about Livermore.
Jow January 31, 2014 at 02:25 PM
I thought there were a lot of churches in this image.
Becky February 01, 2014 at 11:26 AM
And real estate in this paper bag town starts at $500,000.
LL February 05, 2014 at 03:48 PM
Please keep the comments positive. :)
Becky February 05, 2014 at 03:57 PM
This is really cute, and you can tell that the children did the work themselves which is as it should be.

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