Now that the year is up and running - painting in the libary is done and the book fair has been packed up - it is time for Makerspace! What I love about this space is that it is a work in progress, just like all the things that happen IN the space. The most important thing to me was actually getting students in there, all the cutsey things will come in time.
Orientation of the Makerspace
Orientation time was very important to me. Expectations need to be known so the area can be a success. All classes were required to come to orientation, which was comprised of learning the "rules", practicing in a few pre-determined stations, and cleaning up.
I showed these rules and this video to get them introduced. After that we talked about expectations to come to Makerspace: finish work in class and good behavior in all areas of the school.
Here are some of the preliminary items made! I am so excited about all the great things getting ready to happen this year.
Fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom, sharing my journey with technology in the classroom