Maker Spaces in the Library!
The last day to check out books was May 22nd, so what were classes going to do in the library after that? Maker Spaces, of course! Maker Spaces allow students to create, problem solve, explore and inquire – all while having a lot of fun.
The Maker Spaces we’ve had so far are: drawing, origami, coding, paper airplanes (only available when the library isn’t too crowded), Little Bits electronics and Lego. Each station has books about the topic, but kids are also free to explore and create on their own.
Some kids enjoy learning new ways to draw penguins or create origami balloons. Other kids like to free draw or illustrate original stories. Some worked individually while others worked cooperatively. Sometimes experts emerged and taught the others how to create a closed circuit that made a light shine or how to fix the coding in a game. Everyone was motivated and excited. The kids and teachers all loved it! It was fun to see everyone engaged and inspired! I look forward to doing a lot more with Maker Spaces next year!