BSE MAKERSPACE News!

Explanation of Makerspace!


Many of you have taken notice to the fact that I have removed all of our trophies and awards from the common's display. Why?


Recently the team leaders spent the day brainstorming the spaces in our school. This brainstorming occurred after a visit to FHS College and Career Academy and the Amy Beverland Reggio Early Childhood Center. Our quest was to find and re-purpose our spaces with our students fully in mind.


Makerspace: A place where students can access materials, construct, build, and apply their thinking in a collaborative manner.


The Plan: Glass shelves have been removed and wood shelves in. Tables for working space in the commons, baskets and bins are filled with materials ranging from cotton balls to sticks to glue and tools. Students have open access to these materials during project or collaboration time during their learning day.


Trust: Trust is at the center of Reggio influence where we speak highly of the image of a child. The BSE staff has engaged in great discussion around our image of a child the remainder of the year. Our quest is to shift the child to the center of all that we do where they are trusted and given choice throughout their learning environment.


THE IMAGE AND ROLE OF THE LEARNER.


THE CHILD AS HAVING RIGHTS


THE CHILD AS AN ACTIVE CONSTRUCTOR OF KNOWLEDGE


THE CHILD AS A RESEARCHER


THE CHILD AS SOCIAL BEING

Items Needed for the space!


  • Hammers -3
  • Screwdrivers (Philips and flathead) - 5
  • Pliers - 5
  • Wire cutters - 5
  • Low heat glue gun - 5
  • Needles (various sizes) - 20
  • Nails small - 250
  • Low heat glue sticks - unlimited
  • Wire - unlimited
  • Foam board - unlimited
  • Yarn - unlimited
  • String - unlimited
  • Embroidery floss - unlimited
  • Feathers - unlimited
  • Foam sheets - unlimited
  • Shoe Boxes -unlimited
  • Safety glasses -25
  • Legos Unlimited - Any color or shape or size -unlimited
  • Plastic Mason Jars w/ lids Unlimited
  • Peg Board Hooks unlimited
  • Craft sticks unlimited
  • Tooth picks unlimited
  • Q tips unlimited
  • Scotch tape unlimited
  • Electrical tape unlimited
  • Masking tape unlimited
  • Wood glue unlimited
  • Straws unlimited
  • Elmer's Glue unlimited
  • Painter's Tape unlimited
  • Dixie Cups unlimited
  • Markers unlimited
  • Colored Pencils unlimited
  • Chalk (white and colors) unlimited
  • Balsa Wood\ unlimited
  • Pipe cleaners unlimited
  • Fabric scissors 5
  • Pinking shears 5
  • Seam ripper 5
  • Straight pins Unlimited
  • Pin cushion 5
  • Fabric marking pen 10
  • Patterned Duct Tape Unlimited
  • Safety pins Unlimited
  • New Paint Brushes Unlimited- varying sizes
  • Thimbles Unlimited
  • Fabric Remnants unlimited
  • Old bed sheets 5
  • Ribbon unlimited
  • Tennis balls 50
  • Paper plates
  • Straws
  • Googly eyes
  • Clay


Feel free to send any of the items listed above to the office marked "Makerspace". Thank you in advance for donating and helping to supply the space for your child(ren)!