Students often have little time during school to pursue their own interests. For example, this young man is fascinated with the sport of boxing. Along with creating this drawing of Rocky Balboa from an image he saved on his laptop, he also designed costumes in the Fashion Design Center for a movie idea called "The Knockout." I am not sure if he would have had the opportunity to explore those ideas elsewhere.
This 4th grade girl has had a hard time finding her artistic voice in my room because she was more fascinated with collecting small, shiny objects from the floor. After opening the Sewing Center it seems she has finally found her niche and is now putting her detailed attention into her sewing projects.