On May 25th & 26th, the Collaboration of Shoals, Orleans, and Mitchell Schools (COSMOS) got together and held a Maker Camp for 45 students in grades 3-5 (15 from each school), from 9 am to 12 pm. We plotted and planned for weeks. We had 3 sessions each day, for about 45 minutes each. We also had snack time (fruit & pretzels& water).
The sessions that I co-ran were :
“upcycled” creatures : making something from random materials, mostly recyclables
and t-shirt designing with vinyl stickers and fabric paint
So many awesome creations and so many neat designs…I only got pictures of a few.
Other stations included button making, paper pots to start plants, lasering a name tag, mini-worm farm, learning about composting and feeding pigs
It really seemed like the kids were having fun and loved talking about their creations. 45 minutes was not enough time in most cases.
Now we need to talk about what/how to do next summer…