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 Mrs. Stegman's 5th grade class met with our local high school math students to learn the art of conversion.

This is just one of the many steps the students are taking to see their vision become a reality.

Several months ago, the students decided the elementary playground needed a Wall Ball wall.

Wall Ball is a popular game among the elementary students which involves, you guessed it, a wall and a ball.

Throwing a ball against the school was discouraged for numerous reasons,

so the students decided the best course of action was to come up with a plan to build a wall they could use.

The first step was to see if there was interest from the 3rd-5th grade students. 

The 5th grade students built an "Interest Survey" using Google Sheets and the 3rd-5th grade students filled it out using their Chromebooks and IPad's.

The results from the survey were overwhelmingly in favor of adding a Wall Ball court to our playground.

Since then, the students have met with the principal for approval of the project,

 dove into researching how the wall should be built and what it should look like,

sketched it out, met with Mr. Rynerson (Industrial Arts Teacher) to discuss topics such as

the type of/how much wood is needed, as well as the possibility of a permit and the need to stop by the city office. 

Today, their course of action was to figure out how to take the measurements they had

and convert them to the measurements needed to build the wall the size of their choice.

If you are curious as to what Wall Ball is, Open This Link To View a Short Video.