Worthington Hooker Students Build Replica of School

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
 
 
CONTACT:
Christopher Hoffman
203-946-8450
 
 
HOOKER 2ND GRADERS CONSTRUCT DOLLHOUSE REPLICA OF THEIR SCHOOL WITH HELP OF ARCHITECTS
 
 
            Second graders at Worthington Hooker School have built a dollhouse replica of their school with the help of parents and a grandparent who are architects.
 
 
            The school’s two second grade classes became inspired after reading “How a House is Built” by Gail Gibbons and decided to construct a Worthington Hooker School dollhouse. A grandparent and five parents who are architects helped students design and build the scale model, meeting with the classes three times a month for hour-long sessions.
 
 
             The model is more than three feet high and includes figurines and miniature furniture.
 
 
            “These kids and their helpers did an amazing job,” Hooker Elementary School Principal Dr. Evelyn Robles-Rivas said. “They made a scale model of Worthington Hook down to the details. This project taught students so much: teamwork, planning, problem solving, drawing, measuring, math and building. They learned what you can accomplish and learn if you listen to teachers, work cooperatively and focus.
 
 
           “I am so grateful to the parent and grandparent architects who generously donated their time to our students and this project.”
 
 
            Working with the architects, students learned to sketch, create floor plans, measure, draw and build objects to scale. They also received lessons in taking inventory, negative and positive numbers and architectural features.