As new materials are introduced into our MakerSpace, storage and organization continues to be a problem. Because of this, I used this problem to walk my students through Genius Hour learning. (Funny thing is, the kids thought this was just a "fake" example until changes started occurring in the space). I was able to repurpose some cube shelving from another school in the district. The district carpenter was thrilled to find them a new home! Because of this new storage wall, I was able to remove 2 wire shelves and create some much needed workspace in the MakerSpace and provide more storage for student projects in another area of the library. Happiness is an organized workspace!
Earlier this Spring, my 2nd graders added a little creative flair to our robotics unit...we decked Dash out in the latest fashions! The kids put their designs on paper, created patterns out of newspaper, and then worked on their final projects. What a fun way to end our robotics study.