My students this year are energetic, bright eyed children! They love to show their creativity by drawing, building, designing and creating projects. They ask me everyday if we will have time to create. We have started using a makers space in our classroom with paper, cardboard, straws, tape and cotton balls to make our ideas into a fun and interactive project. They are hands on workers with a beautiful vision to make things come to life!
There are so many ways students throughout the day where students can collaborate with one another to come up with an idea, tinker with materials, and see a final product.
We have ipads and online learning apps to share our projects with each other as well as our family members.
These 7-8 years olds love the chance to talk to one another, play, make projects, and share their work! Help us make that a possibility!
I am trying to gather art materials, bins, and bookshelves to help create a makers space in my classroom. A makers space is an area where students can gather and use materials to make things in the classroom.
They can work in groups or individually to connect our curriculum with their problem solving skills.
For example, if we are learning about Forces in Motion, they can come up with an idea to build an object that will move. They will then need to demonstrate how to make their object can move by having access to a variety of materials. This is where our classroom makers space comes to life!
What better way to learn than to think, create, and make an object that describes what you are learning in class. We hope you can help us get started!
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