First-grade Florida teachers transform their children’s desks into socially distanced JEEPS

Aug 23, 2020 by

  • Patricia Dovi, 35, and Kim Martin, 51, of St. Barnabas Episcopal School in DeLand, spent a week redesigning their student’s desks
  • The Jeep desks come complete with construction paper tires, headlights and license plates, in addition to three ‘windows’ of Plexiglass
  • The two teachers said they wanted to prove that in-person lessons can be both safe and fun, with the Jeeps creating a place of the students to feel comfortable
  • The desks, spaced several feel apart, are the only place where students are permitted to remove their face masks
  • Head of Jeep exterior design, Mark Allen, credited the teachers for their imagination and ingenuity, saying the gesture made his ‘heart truly smile’
  • Under an emergency order, Gov. Ron DeSantis has required public schools across the state to reopen their campuses for in-person learning by August 31
  • Florida has suffered 600,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 10,273 deaths 

Two first-grade teachers in Florida have sought to ease their student’s anxieties about returning to school this month amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic by transforming their school desks into little colorful Jeeps.

Patricia Dovi, 35, and Kim Martin, 51, of St. Barnabas Episcopal School in DeLand, spent a week redesigning their student’s desks, which feature construction paper tires, headlights and license plates.

The novel design also features three-sided plastic dividers that serve as windshields and side windows – as well as sneeze and droplet guards.

The two teachers said they wanted to prove that in-person lessons can be both safe and fun, with the Jeeps creating a place of the students to feel comfortable while still abiding by social distancing guidelines.

Two first-grade teachers in Florida have sought to ease their student’s anxieties about returning to school this month amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic by transforming their school desks into little colorful Jeeps.
A picture of Dovi's class is seen above

Two first-grade teachers in Florida have sought to ease their student’s anxieties about returning to school this month amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic by transforming their school desks into little colorful Jeeps

Source: First-grade Florida teachers transform their children’s desks into socially distanced JEEPS | Daily Mail Online

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