- First published on 13 June 2017 Posted in Library
Mrs. Salzsieder, Chilton Elementary & Middle School Library Media Specialist, had a dream to bring a MakerSpace to the school where students could imagine, create, and design. She researched what other makerspaces in schools looked like. She scavenged rummage sales and thrift stores for puzzles, learning games, and building materials which students used when they were done checking out their library books. She had Monthly Make Days for her elementary classes. She added maker activities to monthly Family Reading & Technology Nights where families had the opportunity to make slime, create catapults, design and fly paper airplanes, create sand art, and more. Then she thought about adding a LEGO® wall, Magnetic Poetry, and LiteBrite board to the east wall of the library and sought funding and a construction team.