After reading the book, Super Submarines, we knew our submarine needed windows to see out of and enough room for a crew. We asked the children if they thought we would have more room if the wardrobe was standing up or turned on its side. The children agreed that if it was turned on its side, it would be wider and therefore more children could fit inside of it.
We spent the following days painting and assembling our submarine. The students made a list of sea creatures they imagined they would see out of a submarine window and assembled photographs of these animals on the windows. The children were also inspired to create sea creatures to attach to the west wall of our classroom that was recently covered with blue fabric to create an underwater setting.