BY Brittni Hammond
Oak Ridge School (Sandwich)
I would like my fifth grade students to have the opportunity to build bookshelves with Habitat for Humanity for children who will be getting new homes in the Spring. A volunteer services manager from Habitat for Humanity will come to our classroom in the fall and explain the project to the students. She will bring our class the materials and directions to build the bookshelves. We will work on the bookshelves throughout the winter and have it ready by the spring. I plan on integrating math standards as well as a focus on the 7C’s (collaboration, communication, character, creativity, community, curiosity and critical thinking) on the project.
How will the project be evaluated (e.g. how will you gauge its success)?
I’ll gauge the success of the project once the bookshelves are fully put together by the Spring and are ready to hold books in them.
Benefit to the students and the school
The students will learn the importance of giving back to their community. They will build character by working hard on a task that will directly benefit the life of another person. They will apply their understanding of math standards to a real life situation.
Timeline of Project (when will you do the project, if applicable)
We will start the project in the fall and have it ready by the spring when the new home is ready for the family.