Here is my new take on Faith Ringgold's Tar Beach. I read the book to the 3rd graders and then we talked about her favorite place the George Washington bridge. I passed out Sharpies and blue construction paper. I had the students do a draw along to get it right. After we had everything drawn we got out construction paper and made the buildings. Then we drew ourselves instead of Faith, once we had it drawn we cut her out and then we cut a small strip of paper and folded it up tight and glued it to the person and the sky so that the kids are flying. This was fun to switch it up with out doing the regular project I have done for the last couple of years.