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After reading Kobi Yamada's "What Do You Do With a Problem?"
I asked our grade three classes what they do with a problem.
Their answers resulted in the following word cloud.



Hours:
Ms. Lindsay's hours have changed for the 2017 - 2018 school year.
This year hours are 9:15 am - 2:15 pm Monday to Friday.

The Learning Commons is closed to students during lunch from 11:30 am - 12:15 pm unless a supervised club is running, however students are welcome to come during morning and last recess or during open periods (when no classes are scheduled) for extra checkouts if needed.

Classes attend library periods on a 5 day rotation.
Please visit the schedule and calendar for more information.


Makerspace Materials

The Learning Commons has added some makerspace materials to the resources we offer. They include:
  • Lego
  • K'nex
  • Osmo
  • Makey Makey
  • Sphero
  • Keva planks
  • Snap Circuits

These will be available to teachers to checkout for classroom use as well as for students to use in the Learning Commons for makerspace challenges and exploration.

What is a Makerspace?

I really love this simple definition from Renovated Learning... 

"A makerspace is a place where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials."

Sometimes those materials fall into the realm of tech and computers but they can also be simple materials such as paper for origami creations or duct tape and cardboard. There is room for a wide variety of a materials in a makerspace.

In a makerspace, students have another opportunity for a hands on experience with creation, collaboration, and innovation.