Beginning mid-January, sixth, seventh, and eighth graders can sign up for Maker activities in the library during advisory, lunch, and recess. Because eighth graders are eligible to participate, they will finally get a chance to do some activities that were not available to them three years ago.
The idea for providing some making and tinkering time came from watching some seventh graders trying out an activity using strawbees. With strawbees, designers use plastic connectors and straws to make bridges, towers, ferris wheels, clothing patterns, and more.
The tools are simple, but the possibilities are endless. Here is what a few seventh graders did in just half an hour or so:
Maker days in the library will begin in mid January with a Strawbees building spree and continue every other week until spring break.