I am finally on the makerspace bandwagon and I cannot wait to implement makerspace within my enrichment time at school. I have been researching and researching and I realized it can be quite expensive to start a makerspace, which is why I have been busy writing grants and Donors Choose projects. One of the grants I wrote is for a mobile makerspace cart that my school can all share and check out when needed. I won this grant and will be putting together the mobile cart very soon. I cannot wait to share it with you! So stay tuned!
How did I come up with the STEM: Wonder Wall of Discovery?
I knew the mobile makerspace cart would be shared with the whole school and I wanted to create something that would stay in my room, for my kids. I saw an amazing makerspace station on instagram from Teach Oustide the Box. This “one stop makers shop” is absolutely amazing! Here is the link to see it for yourself. This awesome makerspace was the inspiration for my smaller version. I started researching and trying to figure out how to make a smaller version and found this wonderful smaller version. I am sorry I do not know her name or if she is a teacher but here is the link to another version that helped me with my inspiration. She used three peg boards to create her version. I loved the magnetic white board on the “one stop makers shop” so I thought about exchanging one of the peg boards for a white board. This is how I came up with my STEM: Wonder Wall of Discovery!