New Castle, DE- From dismantling outdated household items like telephones to creating something… anything out of pieces of pool noodles, straws, or egg cartons, students will do it all in two Innovation Spaces created at Castle Hills Elementary School. The brightly colored rooms filled with common items like aluminum foil, Legos, and paper towel rolls, encourage students to use their imaginations and ingenuity. Each room, one for students in grades k-2, the other for students in grades 3-5, also include a green screen for videotaping.
“We transformed two traditional classrooms into these untraditional Innovation Spaces because we want our students to have fun and think outside of the box, without even realizing they are learning team-building and brain-storming skills,” said Principal Janissa Nuneville.
Students will spend 45 minutes, once a week, in the Innovation Spaces. Nuneville says donations of items like empty egg cartons, paper towel rolls, along with small household items that students can dismantle will always be needed. Castle Hills Elementary School is located at 502 Moores Lane, New Castle, DE 19720.