Once we had a space and some supplies, it was time to generate some interest in Maker Club. During the Hour of Code event held in December, 74 students came to check out what computer coding is all about. Many of these students were interested in continuing to code, so this is a natural fit for what we are hoping to do in Maker Club.
On Thursday, January 8th, the first meeting of Maker Club took place in the library. There were 18 students in attendance. All four grade levels were represented, which was nice! First, students were introduced to the new makerspace in the library.
|The completed library makerspace. Plenty of room for supplies, how-to books, and a nice workspace! |
Looking forward to seeing what will be posted on the bulletin board by members of Maker Club.
Of course, we did have to set some ground rules:
|Students created with Legos donated by our principal, Ms. Prorok. Thanks, Ms. Prorok!|
|Duct tape crafts.|
|Weaving with plastic bands.|
|Computer coding at code.org. Other students used computer programming to code a Lego robot, too.|