Over 70 third through sixth-grade students at Seymour Elementary signed up to participate in Maker Mondays. In just its second year, the school’s Maker Space Club has grown to be a favorite among students. Maker Mondays are held every Monday after school for forty minutes through December.
“The students love it,” says Alicia Wolles, Seymour’s Media Specialist. “I enjoy seeing the students get so excited about learning and problem-solving.”
During Maker Mondays, students use the skills they are learning and explore areas or take part in challenges that they might not do in class. These hands-on experiences allow students to think outside the box, strengthen their problem-solving and communication skills by working as a team or with students from other grade levels.
Materials available in the Seymour Maker Space introduce students to robotics, construction, engineering, and different areas of technology. Other materials students can use such as Legos, craft materials, marble runs, origami and Keva planks help them solve fun challenge activities.
Any teacher at Seymour Elementary can also bring certain materials from the Maker Space into their classroom to enhance a lesson or subject. This allows the space to have a positive impact on the entire student body.