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The Learning Center Charter School is celebrating making of all kinds at their 3rd annual School Maker Faire on Thursday, March 15 from 3:30 – 7:30. Imagine a science fair, craft show, tech conference, and county fair, all rolled into one and you can picture a School Maker Faire.
Makers – from Learning Center students to community members – will have booths featuring their own unique Maker project. There will be hands-on activities, demonstrations, and delicious homemade food.
One group of makers is students in the school’s Pinterest elective. These kids have been taking ideas they find on the popular social media platform and making them a reality during elective time each week. They have used everything from wooden pallets to discarded filing cabinets and dining room chairs to make new, useful and decorative items. They have built stenciled signs, small shelves and pallet Mason jar holders. Recently, they have begun taking their projects a step further by building furniture.
Shelley Dockery, a teacher overseeing this group of Makers at the school, says, “Kids are inherently curious and creative. Given the space and opportunity to build and create, they will and you’ll be amazed at the things they make.” Dockery added that much of what these students have made will be on display at the School Maker Faire in March. “Knowing that they will be displaying their makes has pushed these kids’ imaginations into overdrive. They are really looking forward to it!”
The Learning Center is an official host of the third annual School Maker Faire open to the Murphy area and is looking for Makers to join the festivities. The event will be held at the school on Thursday, March 15th, from 3:30 – 7:30 pm. Contact The Learning Center for more information and to enter YOUR Maker project at naturallygrownkids.org/school-maker-faire.
It’s that time of year again to showcase you makes at our annual School Maker Faire!
Our 2017 School Maker Faire was a huge hit! We featured a line-up of over 70 Makers – almost double what we had in 2016.
Visit our website to sign up to show your makes at our 2018 School Maker Faire. Click >>>HERE<<< to be taken to the form to fill out your entry!
The AIG Makers After School Program is a place for academically and intellectually gifted (AIG) students to receive enriched educational offerings. This year these students are working on long term projects with guidance from teachers and community members with the goal of presenting them at the annual School Maker Faire in March.
However, they make time for play as well as hard work. Here they are seen with the bean bags they made using fabric scraps and beans. The tin can is what you aim for when tossing the bags.
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Being a Maker is what E-STEAM learning at TLC! is all about. We want all of our students to engage in the kind of hands-on learning that inspires natural curiosity and develops the skill to create and innovate. Each year for Halloween, we host Maker events that challenge and inspire the Maker spirit in our classrooms. This year students could enter the Monster Maker contest, several categories of costume contests and a pumpkin carving contest.
While the challenges were not mandatory, teachers had the opportunity to use them as Project Based Learning opportunities in the classroom. Students could work on these challenges at home, in groups, as individuals, or with their families. We strongly encouraged all students and teachers to participate in these challenges, and be part of creating a handmade, hands-on experience for our Community of Learners!
Students stretched their creative skills to the MAX to make monsters out of used materials! Upcycling means taking things we usually send to the landfill and recycling them into wild, creative, and sometimes useful art. Anything you can find and repurpose was allowed in this contest!
The pumpkin carving contest was back this year too!
The costume contest categories included traditional, Maker Challenge Yearly Theme of the 1980’s, upcycled costumes, and group themed costumes.
Fun was had by all!
Second grade students worked on a “Birds” PBL (Project Based Learning) unit in which the children learned all about birds through literature, writing, interactive construction of birdhouses, and art. The students used texts and technology to research their favorite bird and write a bird report. The students presented their final projects during our School Maker’s Faire on March 9th.
Be sure to visit campus TOMORROW between 3:30-7:30pm to be part of our second School Maker Faire. There are exhibits, demonstrations and interactive experiences to be had by all. Come out and support the many Makers that will be there . . . and you’ll even find yourself making and learning something new!