OAK WOODS THIRD GRADERS COMPLETE PROJECT ON MAPS AND BLUEPRINTS
graders at Oak Woods School completed a project on maps and blueprints with
class presentations on October 27, 2014.
Through project based
learning, the students focused on the driving question “How can we effectively
introduce new students, PTO members, parents, or community members to our
school community through the use of maps?”
Given the ongoing
construction at the school for the addition of a controlled entry vestibule,
the students had a lot of information available.
“The students were assigned
to mapping companies and have worked in groups to learn how to use scale,
compasses, map keys, symbols, and drafting,” commented teachers Melissa Shipp
and Sheri Doucet. “They started the
process by brainstorming things important to mapmaking, took tours of the
school, and viewed several different types of maps.”
Serving as an expert for the
students was Dwayne Williams, the construction superintendent for the
Buford-Thompson Company overseeing the project. Classes had the opportunity to quiz Johnson about floor plans, square
footage, materials and equipment, electricity and plumbing, and other items of
interest from the school construction.
Pictured above, a student reviews
his map with Granbury ISD facilities director Randy Leach.