Friday, January 20, 2017

Making in January

In January the Carpenter students have been busy learning more about Makerspaces. Students created a maker journal to use throughout the year to document the challenges they receive and the steps they take to complete those challenges.  Students will use these to document their trials and errors and explain their thinking with the different challenges they are given.

Students also had a week of Makerspaces where they were able to go to a variety of stations that included legos, Beebot coding, Cubelet coding, Osmos, rainbow loom bracelets, and kindness station. Makerspace week took place the same week as The Great Kindness Challenge so one of the stations allowed students to make cards, pictures, or letters for others to give as acts of kindness throughout the week. Other students were also making rainbow loom bracelets for others to show kindness.
There was a note sent home with students this week asking for Makerspace supplies so we can continue to do these stations throughout the year. We can use these supplies anytime throughout the school year. You can find a copy of this supply list at the bottom of this post or on the Makerspace tab of the blog.

Later in the month students used the Pebble Go website to research information about Martin Luther King Jr to celebrate MLK day. Students learned how to navigate the website and find the facts they needed to complete the activity.

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