Photos courtesy of Carolyn Wiezorek
Students designed their new learning space! Check out their results!
Designing Our New Digs
The purpose of this project is to have students redesign the classroom to include flexible seating that provides students comfort, offers sensory options, and promotes collaboration. Our fourth-grade class includes twenty-five students that will measure classroom space, determine seating that will maximize space and functionality for classroom activities (leisure reading, writing, group work, games, drawing, etc.), and shop online using a set budget. Students will consult the custodian to ensure all items meet district standards/policies. They will begin with individual plans, analyze and evaluate each one, then collaborate to synthesize plans and create the ideal classroom for all members. Students will also collaboratively create a class agreement for taking care of our newly developed classroom.
- Amount awarded: $1,842.00
- Grade level: 4
- School: Prescott Elementary
- District: Dubuque
- Teacher(s) name(s): Carolyn Wiezorek and Stacy Morley