We are setting out on a new adventure at Washington Elementary. We are converting our library into a Library Makerspace. The library will run the same as in years past but there will be new and exciting things added to the library. So now you are asking What is a Makerspace? If you look up the definition of make in the dictionary you will find words like create, cause, assemble, manufacture, achieve, invent, generate, produce, craft, build and construct. That is exactly what happens in a Makerspace. The space will provide an atmosphere that will allow students to create and build something unique or tinker with different types of objects. This space is a true environment of imagination and engineering that mixes all aspects of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) and it sprinkles in exploration of "What If's?".
In order for our Makerspace at Washington
Elementary to get off the ground, be maintained, and be
successful, we need some help from parents/
relatives/community members. We are asking for
donations of any kind. These could be items that you no
longer use or items you can purchase new or used.
Ribbon, yarn, string, Legos, K'nex, Blocks, All types of paper (Wrapping paper, card stock, construction paper, printer paper, scrapbook, origami paper, post it notes,Tape (masking tape, painters tape, scotch tape, duct tape) Rainbow Looms, rubber bands, Markers, Pens, Crayons, etc., Cardboard of any kind, ranging from boxes like cereal or Pop Tarts to large appliances (flattened please), Cardboard tubes (wrapping paper, toilet paper, paper towel, etc.), Play-Doh, Craft supplies (cotton balls, Popsicle sticks, paint, tape, low temp hot glue gun, glue gun sticks, regular glue/sticks, toothpicks, pom-poms, straws, pipe cleaners, clothes pins, binder clips), Canvas, art supplies, decorative items (feathers, beads, glitter, buttons), Things we can take apart (Old or broken electronics (anything without screens) , small devices, old toys that can be taken apart), Nails, Screws, Nuts and Bolts, Wires, Washers, StorageContainers(tubs,baskets), Domino's, marbles, ping pong balls, Playing cards, index cards (used for building items), BottleCaps(various sizes), Batteries (various sizes), Hand Tools (Hammers, Screwdrivers, pliers, wire cutters), Sewing supplies (Needles, thread, scissors, fabric).