Students Build Math Skills & Character with Dog House Project

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

RAYMORE, Mo. -- Students from the Raymore-Peculiar School District are putting their smarts to the test. The end result will help others. The fifth and sixth graders are taking part in the Doghouse Project.

"They learn about area and perimeter and measurement but want to know when do we use these things in life?" said teacher Lezlie Waltz.

The project started in the classroom and students designed the houses in teams.

"We're learning about dimensions," said student Jaden Lanza. "We have to measure all the measurements and stuff so we get to exercise our math skills."

On Saturday, they turned those math skills into action. They built the dog houses with the help of Lowe's who donated the supplies and mentors.

"I think it's a great community event," said Lowe's manager Ed Rathburn.

When the dog houses are complete, the students will paint them and deliver them to senior citizens. The other part of the lesson learned through this project is about character.

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.