Windsor Elementary reading cottage unveiled

Published 1:03 pm Saturday, March 31, 2018

On Friday morning, eighth grade students at Georgie D. Tyler Middle School unveiled a tiny house they had constructed for use as a reading cottage at Windsor Elementary School. Three short dedication ceremonies were held in Windsor Elementary’s lobby beginning at 10 o’clock to accommodate the different age groups that will use the cottage.

The house is the culmination of efforts that began at the start of the 2017-2018 school year. The students who presented the house said they had come up with the idea for the house this past summer when discussing how their class could leave a legacy.

They began their efforts by watching a video showing the construction of a tiny house, then created sketches and blueprints for what they were proposing. They also made models of potential designs for the house out of Popsicle sticks, which the entire eighth grade class voted upon.

Construction was done during William Flythe’s algebra class, with Flythe serving as the students’ advisor for the project. The building materials for the cottage came from local hardware stores, with some being donated and others purchased.

Math was taught by having the students do all of the construction and measuring themselves.