In-person learning just became more fun for kids, despite the coronavirus restrictions.
Going back to in-person classes amidst this pandemic may have made teachers and students anxious. No one wants to jeopardize their own health, but following the new norms could also be a bit restrictive.
Group activities and play won’t be allowed, especially for very young children. With the guidelines set to safeguard the health of the entire class, this might be upsetting. Moreover, sitting behind a desk with barriers might be intimidating.
Patricia Dovi and Kim Martin decided to make classes fun for their first grade students despite the restrictions. Spending $200, which will later be reimbursef, and using the plexiglass provided by their school, they transformed study desks into fun-looking mini jeeps.
In an interview with CNN, Martin said, “Our school gave us plexiglass tri-folds, which we felt would overwhelm our little ones. So we took the design and turned them into little jeeps.”
They are really kind of utilizing the concept of a vehicle for safety rules,” Martin told Fox News. “No one else can be inside your car, keep hands inside the vehicle … It’s a way to make them feel playful rather than imprisoned.”
“We had a little meet-the-teacher session and we gave them keys to their car and told them just like in a motor vehicle, you have to stay in your car at all times and wear a mask when you get out in case you come across hazardous conditions. So we’re playing on this vehicle concept to turn social distancing fun and more kid friendly,” she said.
Jennifer Pierson, the teacher, posted this picture on Instagram. Martin thought it was a remarkable idea to make the plexiglass look less scary for the students.
“All of us have some sort of anxiety about going back to school. It’s going to look 100% different than it’s looked in my 20 years of teaching. But our goal is making our kids happy. The playfulness will help them cope,” said Martin.
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