The 2nd-graders in Meredith Beyer’s class at Palm Crest Elementary School were selected to brainstorm with architecture students from Cal Poly University at Pomona on their project, designing future classrooms. PCR parent Kevin O’Brien, professor of the class, thought it would be a good experience for both groups of students to interact. Working in small groups, the college students paid close attention to the kids’ list of things that should be in a classroom, and colors and types of furniture. Some 2nd-graders thought a tree, elevator, roller coaster and even a scary corner would be fun. They made lists; others drew their classroom vision and some used building materials to reflect their ideas. The architecture students will incorporate the ideas into their designs and will return in a couple of weeks to show the 2nd-graders the vision they helped create.