Rochester, NY -- You could call it Extreme Home Makeover, Classroom Edition. St. John Fisher College Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education students spent part of Friday and most of Saturday making over the 5th grade classroom at the Children's School of Rochester, also called School No. 15.
When it came time for the big reveal Monday morning there was excited chaos for a good 5 minutes and plenty of smiles from both the 5th graders and the college students.
Twin sisters and St. John Fisher College students Cherie and Alexa Ward said, "It was like Christmas morning. They were so excited. They were running and screaming. They were so excited."
Fifth grader Mileidy Martinez told us, "I think it's a good thing that we actually got new stuff in this room cause it was starting to look old."
The 5th graders made up a wish list and the college students did what they could to match it. Eric Torres said the blue walls looked good. Jerusalem Emmanuel said, "My favorite part is the mural cause it looks so beautiful and it looks like a rain forest."
Many students wanted a puppy or a hamster in the classroom. They ended up with a fish tank which turned into a big hit.
Abass Mohamud told us, "I wanted new computers, a book shelf and new books." Some in the makeover is new, some is old but it's all well organized. Cherie Ward told us that was a major reason they did the work. "We really wanted to organize the books so when they came in it was a fun learning environment where they'd want to learn and want to read and stuff like so we were really excited to help."