Making at Lunch

There was a buzz in the air during lunch recess. At one table, a group of students were all working together to create a catapult. They used cardboard, sticks, tape, and hot glue. Students at another table had different types of recycled materials, tape and scissors. One girl, when asked what she was making she…

No Flying Allowed

Today students are making something that fits the poem “No Flying Allowed”! And what a beautiful and amazing ideas do they have! No Flying Allowed by Liana Mahoney Today I had to fly to school because I missed the bus. I landed in the schoolyard and my teacher made a fuss. She said that “Flying’s…

Memorial day

Unfortunately no Makery Monday today. It’s memorial day and the school is closed. Tip for today or for the summer holidays ….. The Exploratorium!   The Exploratorium isn’t just a museum; it’s an ongoing exploration of science, art and human perception. Lots of making! And now ther is a very special exhibition The Strandbeests from Theo Jansen!…

Video production

Many students are making videos for Core and/or Spanish classes. In Makerspace there are lots of supplies which students can use for their videos. There is a green screen -with or without a green screen app-, a mobile green screen -also for use in other classrooms- and many stop motion stations. Students use Lego, Cricut-cuts,…

Launcher

The new STEM challenge is building an EGG-launcher.  This is a challenge in two different classes. For one of them there is only one rule: no pre-made. In the other class there is an additional rule: the launcher must fit in a 15 – 15 – 15 inch box. Students like to work with wood….

Makery Monday

Yeah it’s Monday and that means Makery after school. Lots of students works from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM on their projects. (Uhhh, please next year from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM 😉 What do they do? Learn Tinkercad so that they can use the 3D-printer. Make cardboard project around their own body. Use the…

Mother day

One of the 4th & 5th grades centers is making something with the cricut machine. Last weekend it was Mother day, and you understand it, lots of Mother day projects. If you like to see some of them … click on this post! And moms, do you like them?

Cork

Thanks for bringing all the cork! We really like to work with cork! One of the students recently made a chess set with cork. (Sorry no picture  of the chess set 😦 )

Cricut

Do you know that we have a really cool machine called “Cricut”.  With the Cricut you can cut lots of different papers, stickers, vinyl and fabric. Students make a project on there computer and sent it to the machine! And the machine cut there project …..

Cardboard II

Lots of cardboard this week. And therefore also lots of cardboard pictures. At CMS we have two different 7th-grade STEM classes. One of them build trees in the cardboard challenge. They have 30 minutes to build a cardboard trees of one yard high. The other class build an animal. They all do a great job…

Cardboard

This week the STEM 7th-graders start a 3 lesson Cardboard project. In the first lesson they have to “ explore & invent”, the second lesson is a surprise building competition and in the last we evaluate that building. For the building they only can use a scissor, a knife, 5 Makedo’s, a Makedo screwdriver and…

Makery Monday

Today is Monday! And that means Makery at CMS! After school from 3 PM until 4PM 15 students worked in the Makerspace. Doing lots of different things. Some of the 4th graders have a Panda-party next Friday and are making decorations for that party. A cardboard Panda, a 3D-one, garlands with Pandas. Some other students…