CLARK — Fifth grade students in Miss Koddenberg’s Gifted & Talented Program at both Hehnly and Valley Road Schools in Clark have continued their house design project by beginning to design their bedrooms to scale. Students were given specific dimensions of their client’s bedrooms and have to first draw a neat sketch of their designs before using the computers to make actual blueprints of their room.
The students at both schools were given a lesson by Miss Koddenberg on how to draw dimensions to scale. They worked through designing an example room of twelve by ten feet together and also came up with the shape of the room and a scale, which was one inch equaled one foot.
Once students understood the concept of scale, they went back into their firms and began shaping and designing their own scale for their client’s bedroom. Next week, the fifth graders will be deciding on what furniture and electronics they will incorporate into their rooms by looking through home design magazines and websites.
Pictured are Jenna Thornton, Christian Festa, and Ryan La Rosa discussing their room’s dimensions and drawing it to scale. (Photo courtesy of Clark Public Schools)