Winner of IMS Best Dressed Modular Classroom Nov 2020
Anna McDonald School (Manhattan, IL)
We are pleased to announce the winner of our "Best Dressed Modular Classroom", Anna McDonald School in Manhattan, IL. ! We received a number of entries and amazing photos of different schools and classrooms who have turned their modular units into state of the art classrooms. Innovative Modular Solutions works hard to design and install units that seamlessly transition from the existing school to what you see in these photos. Teachers and students alike, feel comfortable in our classrooms!
Ms. Stephanie Boersma teaches Art, K-3 at Anna McDonald Elementary.
How many months/years in the classroom? First year in this modular
Why you chose to decorate the way you did/what you wanted to achieve in the decor?
Description of Art Program:
I teach art to kindergarten through third grade. It is important to provide a happy place for children to create as well as expose them to the great works from around the world. We also have a large library of fiction and nonfiction books that pertain to art and design.
Honorable Mention OF the IMS "BEST DRESSED MODULAR CLASSROOM" 2020
Manhattan Junior High School
Ms. Jamie Smith teaches Spanish, grades 6,7 and 8th at Manhattan Junior High!
How many months/years in the classroom? 3 Months
Why you chose to decorate the way you did/what you wanted to achieve in the décor? Although I did not want to overwhelm the students with too many visuals, I wanted them to feel like they were in a World Language classroom, ready to learn Spanish!
Runner-UP OF the IMS "BEST DRESSED MODULAR CLASSROOM" 2020
Anna McDonald School
Ms. Emily Dahowskih teaches music to grades K-5 at Anna McDonald Elementary School!How many months/years in the classroom? 3 months in modular
I moved the piano to the front of the room to allow myself to see all students and so that the sound doesn't echo in the room. I don't have much storage in the room and so I have chosen to display instruments around the room. The instruments around the room are ones that we play throughout the year. The instruments we play are conducive to all students' abilities regardless of musical abilities. We have switched from recorder to Ukulele as it is a more universal instrument for students with exceptionalities. Displaying the instruments around the room also showcases to the students the endless possibilities of instruments. The sign "Dream Big" near the window is one that relates to the programs we put on each year. Since I've started at the school, the themes have related to making a difference, being a change, and the endless possibilities of what we can do with our lives. This is a subtle reminder to the students to "Dream Big". I also show prominent composers who have had a large impact on the music we listen to today. Throughout the year, the students will be putting together a composer timeline that features the composers on the wall as well as composers of color and popular musicians.
Thank you to all that participated!
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