Building Relationships @ Home Depot

Each student left Home Depot with their scooter, a Home Depot apron and a pin for accomplishing their activity.
Each student left Home Depot with their scooter, a Home Depot apron and a pin for accomplishing their activity.
Using tools that most of us take for granted can be a whole new experience for our intermediate school students. Having those that love them help, makes it all the more special.
Using tools that most of us take for granted can be a whole new experience for our intermediate school students. Having those that love them help, makes it all the more special.
Thank you to our friends and partners at Home Depot who helped create a very special time for our students and their families.
Thank you to our friends and partners at Home Depot who helped create a very special time for our students and their families.

Maplewood teachers Gail Shapiro and Adam Winters' classes took a field trip to Home Depot recently where the students constructed mini wooden scooters.  The students did not rely on a GPS to get them where they needed to go, and were able to write out directions from Maplewood Intermediate School to the Home Depot in Commack.  They were very in-tune to the route that the bus driver chose and were able to state the name of the roads and the direction in which they were traveling.

Home Depot is a wonderland for students to explore and learn how certain tools work.  In addition, they learned interesting facts about how the wheel and axle and lever all work together. Each student left Home Depot with their scooter, a Home Depot apron and a pin for accomplishing their activity.  The students also learned about thank you letters along with the proper way to fill out an envelope. 

Thank you to our friends at Home Depot.