First-Grade Art Museum

By Georgia Henkel, posted on Oct 7, 2021

It started with an industrial stove box that was double-thick and just tall enough for the average first-grader to stand in. The moment it arrived in my art room, brainstorming began. Students imagined transforming the box into a kitchen, a playroom, a library, and an art studio. These ideas soon morphed into a collaborative multi-box art museum. For the next three months, students experienced the open-ended nature of the empty boxes as a playful challenge and deep learning experience.

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