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  • Makerspace Goals:
    • encourage 21st century skills: critical thinking and problem solving, allow for creativity, while fostering collaboration and communication
    • incorporate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art + Design, and Math)
    • establish the library as an engaging, inspiring learning commons

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  • Students are invited to work in the library on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays, completely at their teacher's discretion. Students can come individually when they finish their work, as part of a station rotation, as a small group, or even as a whole class! (Please contact Mrs. Sanderson or Mrs. Colwell to schedule more than 5 students at a time.)
    • The makerspace is very flexible, and students will get to choose whatever materials, even iPads, that they’d like to use to create something related to the theme or unit.
    • We welcome requests for unit themes, topics, or concepts. We intend to connect the themes to assessment data and common grade level curriculum, ie. landforms, geometry, measurement, etc.
    • Teachers, be sure students come with a makerspace pass.

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MAKERSPACE AT SLAUGHTER ELEMENTARY LOOKS LIKE...
























Makerspace Lesson Plans

WISHLIST

We are in need of the following items to get our makerspace up and running:

NEW MATERIALS:
Pipe-cleaners
*Balloons
Straws
Riibbon
Play-Doh or Non-Dry modeling clay
Google eyes
Tissue paper- bright solid colors
Paper plates
Coffee filters

RECYCLED MATERIALS:
Clean paper towel and toilet paper rolls
Clean and empty water bottles and lids
Packing materials
Small cardboard or plastic boxes
Cereal boxes
Tissue boxes

OTHER:
Puzzles
LEGO block and LEGO base plates
Building toys & tools
Craft supplies, ie. scrapbook paper, wrapping paper, card stock, Popsicle sticks, glue
Markers, pens, crayons
Dominos
Marbles

Slaughter LC Amazon Wish List Link: http://amzn.com/w/1QLHD4CB38FM0


SHOOTING FOR THE MOON:




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A little creativity inspiration! (Have the Kleenex handy!)













Here's the question to "why," why use makerspace?








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Image by Denise Krebs.