CMS Library News

February 15, 2016

Makerspace Creations

Our Makerspace has been reopened. We are using a new book called Duct Tape Mania, which contains many simpler, more user-friendly projects. We have purchased materials for several projects in the book and are limiting students to these projects in order to minimize the waste of duct tape.

Here are the projects:

1. Friendship Bracelet

2. Wallet

3. Zippered Pencil Pouch

4. Clothes Hangers

5. Book Jackets

6. Pencil Tops - must provide own pencil

7. Bookmarks with clips

8. Pom Poms

Please send students with a note of permission to use the Makerspace.

Places of the World: Did You Know?

Angkor Wat, near Siem Riep, Camobodia, is the world's largest temple complex, measuring approximately 400 acres. Rightfully, Angkor Wat means "City of Temples." The temple was constructed by King Suryavarman II of the Kishner Empire, an empire that once encompassed most of Southeast Asia including Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.

The temple was dedicated to the Hindu deity Vishnu. It is designed in the style of Mount Meru, a sacred mountain that is home to the devas in Hindu mythology. The principle temple is surrounded by a moat and outer wall that is 2.2 miles long.

Construction began in the early years of the King's reign around 1113. The construction lasted his entire life and still was not complete upon his death in 1150. After his death, the temple became his tomb.

In the later 12th century, Angkor Wat was transformed into a Buddhist temple. Today, it is a symbol of Cambodia and appears on its national flag. In 2015, Siem Riep was ranked #2 Best Destinations in the World by Trip Advisors Travelers' Choice Awards.

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