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What's Your Ideal Classroom?

Our expansion project has provided a unique opportunity for our first grade boys to participate in an engaging hands-on measurement math investigation.

First the boys were read the following letter from Lower School Head Ms. Davidson:
 
Saint David's needs our help!
Ms. Davidson has asked the first grade class to design
the "ideal classroom" for next year!

As a class, we are going to learn how workers measure new space,
brainstorm ideas on what we would love to see in our classroom, and
create a blueprint to propose to Ms. Davidson!

Boys then brainstormed a list of items that they would need in their classroom (desks, etc), as well as those they would want (pet corner, massage chairs).

The next day, our expansion project Construction Supervisor Pete Provenza spoke to the boys about the construction project, and showed measuring tools and actual blueprints. In groups, the first graders then created their very own blueprint of their “ideal classroom,” representing each foot of space into one inch squares on graph paper.

The investigation concluded with a gallery walk, where boys observed all blueprints.

Great ideas from our young architects. It doesn't get more hands-on, real-world than this!



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