Our current rotation finds 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th graders trying out six of our “makerspaces” in the library. We have a puzzle space (3D puzzles), Kindness space (creating winter drawings for Color a Smile.org), LEGO wall (using legos to create structures, signs, etc), KEVA planks space (using planks to solve the challenge), Coloring space (using colored pencils to decorate bookmarks) and STEM challenge space (this month it is the Golf Ball Paper Tower Challenge).
Mrs. D is explaining to all classes what makerspaces are and then dividing students into small groups and rotating through all of the spaces during our 1 hour class periods. It is fun to see students get excited to try new things, work cooperatively and share problem-solving ideas with each other.
Please view the following video to see our makerspaces in action!