About 500 Fayetteville kids filled the entire Fayetteville Professional Learning Center with everything from bridges, buildings, and even stained glass windows all made by themselves.
Students from different Fayetteville schools were given around a month to create any type of structure they liked.
Haden Martin, a third grader at Root Elementary, built something unlike his classmates. “I made an apartment building, it’s kind of modern yet medieval at the same time,” said Martin. “I guess it’s just what popped up in my head. Plus not really anybody else made an apartment building.”
One of the Gifted and Talented teachers said this is one of the more demanding units.
Jeanne King, Elementary G & T Facilitator said, “It’s a great unit for students to challenge themselves on. It takes perseverance. Many students don’t know they have an interest in it, so it broadens their view in that way.” She added, “It’s such a mixture of hands-on, and minds on thinking and doing. And we have had students over the years who have become architects.”
Martin said he couldn’t have done it without Ms. King’s help. “She said if you just keep trying you’ll finally get it. And that encouraged me. I tried until I could finally get it to stand up,” Martin added. “It was amazing just being able to make a structure and everything. I loved it.”