A Makerspace is a place for students to make things. Students will learn and interact with each other using creativity and imagination in a space that fosters tinkering and a sense of discovery. We are all excited about starting this inventive endeavor together and look forward to lots of creativity and learning. Our goal is that the space will be forming and evolving over time as we learn what our curriculum requires and what students use and need most.
Common Core State Standards are at the root of the movement which require problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaboration. “Maker projects can be created to support just about any subject area, from science to history to language arts. Maker education can be a tool for teaching the curriculum that you already have.” (Edutopia, George Lucas Educational Foundation)
Students must plan, collaborate, create, execute the plan, and share what they’ve learned. Questions guide the process and help in the learning. "How do I achieve the end result?, Who can I ask for help?, What do I need to create this?, How do I communicate to others what I have learned?”
Take a closer look at the projects in the pictures below.
TOOLBOX DONATIONS: We ask your support in helping us to supply reusable materials. Please save these items during the month and bring them in during the last week.
For a complete listing by month, please click on the link at the left.
Toolbox Donation for the week of March 27th: fabric, felt, sewing notions