Classroom Snapshots: Winnipeg Warming Hut
Dana’s Grade 7 class from Linden Meadows School in Manitoba, Canada used Makedo to build schoolyard huts.
I’m a library teacher from Linden Meadows School. Our Grade 7 students spent two months designing for the ‘Winnipeg’s Warming Hut’ experiences at ‘The Forks’ which is an annual event where artists and architects from around the world enter their hut designs.
Our students designed, sketched, used Tinkercad to create 3D designs and prototyped and met with architects for guidance. They then spent AN ENTIRE DAY building the schoolyard huts for our early years students who used the huts during recess to help stay warm.
The early years students gave feedback to our Grade 7 designers. It was a valuable, engaging and authentic trans-curricular learning experience. Students engaged in critical thinking, as well as built upon their social and communication skills which I believe are required for lifelong success. The schoolyard hut project created curriculum links with English Language Acquisition, Math and Social Studies.
The entire project from start to finish was a very engaging and authentic learning experience for students. This type of learning was purposeful, active and has deliberate interaction with the curriculum.Thanks to:
D Jordan, Linden Meadows School, Manitoba Canada.