photo by Paul Goyette

The Mann 5th graders were shown architectural examples that could inspire them to design a rectilinear building (with straight lines), but they were also told to pull ideas from their own lives as inspiration. The students spent 2 class periods designing their buildings followed by a period transferring their drawings onto a corrugated cardboard sheet. Then volunteer architects and volunteer parents came by to help cut out their designs for construction. The kids used hot glue to assemble their buildings, brought found objects from home to add on to their structures, and then painted their projects for display. The accolades they received from parents and friends were enormous!

Thanks to our volunteer architects and designers: Joe Berton, Kara Boyd, Adrienne McMullen, Roya Bassirirad, and Roseanne McGrath. Check out the slideshow by Paul Goyette.