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Genius Hour+MakerSpace=Passionate Learners

Our Week
Students setting goals, tracking their learning, and reflecting on their progress.  We are driven, passionate, collaborative learners.  I can't ask for anything more!  

Costumes and props for a play:  This group is collaborating to write a script, determine casting, and they will soon be learning how to shoot a quality video and edit their work.  They will need to schedule time in our new production room as it is ALWAYS in use!

Crochet: This student is starting small and working up to a bigger project.  Many of our students who are working on "yarn arts" are helping one another, consulting how-to books, and viewing videos to learn the stitches. 


Tinkering:  Whew!  This one is keeping me busy trying to figure out how to best manage this particular passion.  Next year, I will definitely be modifying how tinkering will run in the MakerSpace.

Squishy Circuits:  Squishy circuits have proven to be a challenge for our third graders.  They are slowly picking up the basics and are looking to how they can use their creativity along with squishy circuits.

ArtBots:  The kids who are working on ArtBots started out with basic ideas they had found while researching.  In recent weeks, the kids are trying different materials along with different designs.  They are adding weight, changing up motors, flipping between tape and bands, changing testing surfaces, and sharing what they find out with others,

More ArtBots, knitting, and crochet:  The materials from our Donor's Choose Project have started trickling in-my daughters can now have their knitting needles and crochet hooks back:).  

littleBits+Legos=AWESOMENESS!:  My makers LOVE littleBits.  Using them is so simple and the kids catch on so quickly that their time can be spent thinking creatively about what is possible!  

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