We are thrilled to tell you that this trimester, all 5th grade students will be participating in a “maker space” during library time. What is a maker space? In simple terms, a maker space is a place where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore, and discover using a variety of tools and materials. Students can engage in learning experiences that allow them to make real life connections. Within this maker space our students will have the freedom to design, engineer, fabricate, create, build, and collaborate.
We are so excited to bring this opportunity to our students, but in order to have a space that is useful, we are in need of several items to be donated. If you are able, we would be so appreciative of any donation that you are willing to provide. Below is a list of items we need:
- Household items: Plastic solo style cups, plastic spoons, forks, knives, foil, wax paper, coffee filters, toothpicks
- Tape: Duct Tape, electrical tape, masking tape, painters tape, scotch tape
- Wood: ply wood, wooden craft sticks, paint stir sticks
- Sewing materials: Buttons, fabric, needles, thread, yarn, string, embroidery floss
- Wires, pipe cleaners/chenille sticks, wikki stix
- Cleaning supplies: Paper towels, sponges, soap, Clorox wipes, etc.
- Office Supplies: Expo markers, scissors, pencils, rulers, rubber bands
- Paper: Construction paper, origami paper, etc.
- Toys: legos, building toys, science kits, broken toys, small actions figures, animal figurines
- All kinds of glue
- New Batteries (all sizes)
This is by no means a comprehensive list. Please feel free to donate any materials that you think may help inspire creativity for our students. If you have any items that you are willing to donate, please send the items to school with your student.