As a third, fourth, and fifth grade teacher for many years, I've loved having a special corner in my classroom for makers. We used to call it Inventor's Center, but now it's a Maker Space, encouraging creativity, ingenuity, and flexibility in our students. It's also great for soaking up that down time with endless productivity! The thinking that happens at your Maker Space will spill over into all subject areas throughout the day. I recommend finding a place in your classroom this year for a Maker Space. I promise it will amaze you!
Here's a forever freebie with directions and supply lists (mostly recyclables and ordinary classroom items) for getting started with your very own Maker Space. Whether you teach Science or not, a Maker Space will enhance the teaching of all curricular areas. Just click on the cover graphic below for your free Guide to Getting Started!
Once you have your space set up, here's where to find inspiration and activities to take you through the year!