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On Monday, November 3, fourth and fifth grade students transformed room 250 into the Lower School Tinker Space, a creative studio for young minds to investigate and create through hands-on activities.
A New Way to Play
Students now have brand new choice of activity during their lunch recess. On a daily basis, a group of about 15 students participates in collaborative activity, under the supervision of Librarian Karine Luguet or Academic Technology Coordinator Philippe Charpantier.
Building Bridges, Finding Balance
The goal of this space is for students to participate collectively in a group project and to develop manual skills that might be missing in their busy bilingual curriculum. This includes the following:
- Becoming familiar with and taking "ownership" of the space
- Learning how to use hand tools (screwdrivers, pliers, hammers, cutters, etc.)
- Sorting by function, i.e. naming materials that can be recycled
The idea is also to create bridges with the Science Lab and the Design Studio and to encourage teachers to add "makers" activities into their own curriculum.
- Paper circuits: Make simple or complex electrical circuits on a flat piece of paper.
- Soundproof recording booth contest
- Cardboard Automata
- Marble run contest