Launching our Makerspace program this school year, we began from the ground and had nowhere to go but up! Discovering a need for cubicles and PES being a Green Steps School, we researched uses/ideas for recycled cardboard. Stumbling upon Chairigami.com, we were inspired! Approximately 500 K-5th graders and I adventitiously constructed cubicles for our classroom/space!
By involving the students in this project created an opportunity for kinesthetic, visual and auditory learning; as well as witnessing school/community wide collaboration. In order to successfully complete the cubicle challenge, it called for numerous cardboard boxes donated by all! This painted a "big picture" of our school's Global Arts rotation of thirty one classes and over five hundred students. Each class decorated a plastic bin for their particular cubicle. Allowing students to design, build and create their own space presented a sense of pride in this "big picture."