Time to update your room? While we can appreciate the value of teddy bear sheets, we have a few tips for planning an overhaul if you're getting tired of the old motifs.
|Elementary and Middle School||5th Grade|
She tells him he’s been watching too many of those home makeover shows on HGTV…
But Cecil begs some more, and eventually she relents on one condition…
He can redo the room, but Cecil has to draw a floor plan of how he wants it before they
move any furniture.
No worries…says Cecil. I got this. [Cecil with his thumbs up]
First, he measures the dimensions of his room, which is 10 and 1/8 feet by 12 feet.
He also measures all the furniture, like his twin bed, beanbag chair, and his shelf
full of baby toys.
All right, now that he’s got the dimensions recorded, it’s time to draw the floor plan.
Of course, he can’t use the exact dimensions he’s recorded to draw the floor plan, though.
Then the floor plan would be the exact same size as the room.
Cecil knows that he’s going to shrink the dimensions for his floor plan, drawing it all to a consistent scale.
He decides the easiest thing to do would be to make 1 inch = 1 foot.
That is one of those happy times in life where taking the easiest road is a-okay. [Sign shows 'easy road ahead' and a tick appears]
So Cecil starts to draw the rectangular shape of his bedroom, where each foot is drawn as
one inch on the paper.
So since the room is 10 and 1/8 feet long, he draws it as 10 and 1/8 inches on the paper.
No sweat…and no blood or tears either.
Then Cecil remembers that he’d better measure all the windows and doors too.
If he doesn’t, his bed might end up blocking the door…
Or his shelf might end up blocking the window…
And then how would he sneak out at night to hang with his friends? [Cecil's friends looking through a blocked window]
Oh…sorry, Cecil…didn’t mean to sell you out like that.
Awesome, now Cecil has an accurate and detailed floor plan that shows the dimensions of his
room to scale.
So next, he’s gotta figure out how he wants to arrange his furniture.
He can see what will fit with the amazing magic of a ruler, a pencil, and paper.
And so, after hours of sketching, erasing, and moving things around, he finally comes
up with a spanking new floor plan for his room.
He shows his Mom, and she’s impressed. [Cecil has the floor plan in his hand and his mum gives the thumbs up]
She tells him he has proven his responsibility and that, at long last, he’s turning into
The day has finally come when he can get rid of the baby elephant wallpaper and pick any [Cecil and his mum walk into a hardware store]
new motif he wants.
How ‘bout shrunken heads?