Claxton Elementary knows there's more to learning than books and computers. That's why we're creating a MakerSpace in the Media Center.
MakerSpaces provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they deeply engage in science, engineering and tinkering. It's more than a science lab, woodshop, computer lab or art room, but it may contain materials and resources found in all of these familiar spaces.
We are beginning lessons on problem solving and cooperative learning and then moving into some curricular enhanced hands-on activities. Planning started last year and continued this year with a Lego donation from a student's grandparent - but this is just the beginning. The more materials we can put in the space, the more lessons we can do with our classes.
If you have materials to donate, such as fabric, buttons, crafts supplies, drawered cabinets, paint, plastic containers, recyclables, bottle caps, most anything small, I will take them, as well as any items on the list below.