Burns Latino Studies Academy 3rd Grade Students Lead Book-House Project
On Friday, November 22nd, 3rd grade Burns Latino Studies Academy student, Scarlet was very happy. Her vision had come to fruition; the Neighborhood Book-House she and her classmates ideated, advocated for, and designed was finally installed outside of their school.
Ms. McGill’s 3rd grade class at Burns Latino Studies Academy loves reading and they wanted everyone in their neighborhood to have easy access to books in the form of a “little lending library.”
Ms. McGill and School Social Worker, Michelle Vickery guided the students through the different phases of invention: design; presentation of the idea to school principal Victor Cristafaro and Assistant Principal, Maribel Corbett (complete with posters!); construction; painting; and finally installation.
Ms. Vickery’s father from Massachusetts donated the materials, built the house, and the students painted the house. They also selected books to go into the house.
Watch the videos below to see Scarlet and her fellow students describing the project, helping Mr. Vickery and Mr. Cristofaro dig, and of course, reading books while they waited!
Thank you to Mr. Vickery and congratulations to Scarlet and all of Ms. McGill’s 3rd Grade class!
Our borrowing book house! Shoutout to Ms. McGill’s amazing 3rd graders for coming up with such a great idea for our community! Thanks to Ms. Vickery who enlisted her dads carpentry skills to make this happen! #WeGotThis pic.twitter.com/kxgffItWBO
— Burns Latino Studies Academy (@BurnsLatino) November 25, 2019