Adding to our Space

imageOur MakerSpace Zone is really establishing itself. The girls are using the equipment and trying new ideas and projects. The method of introducing concepts in library lessons really has worked. I was fortunate to have all the Year 6 girls for a Friday afternoon as sport had been cancelled so we were able to spend time exploring and using  ‘Little Bits’ and designing torches using two tongue depressors……stimulated by this year’s book week theme Books Light up our World.

As the girls created different combinations with Little Bits they would disappear into our new ‘Dark Room’ to see their creations light up in darkness. Megan… teaching partner ever….. became very excited when she discovered that the dark room was relatively inexpensive at $99, so of course, we had to have one!

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Girls playing with Little Bits and then disappearing into the dark room!

I have noticed recently how many electronic type activities are now being sold commercially. I found great little kits in Kmart to stimulate ideas for $7 each……


In Aldi I found inexpensive tools to add into our space. Including a soldering iron for $12!


It has been a very exciting time…finding equipment and ideas so reasonably priced.

Megan has been extremely busy not only with  Slow Communication: Snail Mail but in preparing and organising a High Tea invitation 2015 FINAL (3)Charity High Tea with Jacqueline Harvey who will delight her young fans with readings from Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose! The event will be hosted by Rebecca Sparrow and Allison Rushby.  So…..Megan and her Earth Angels team have been creating wonderful cake stands… adorable…..



As if Megan is not busy enough she has also guided the Earth Angels girls in arranging and decorating wheel-barrows in the garden to enter into this year’s EKKA!!



It sure is a busy time for our girls

Making, Building and Creating to Learn…in our MakerSpace Zone

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Jackie Child
Jackie Child has been teaching primary aged students for 40 years in a number of countries. She is passionate about how children learn through constructivist pedagogy. She is a Teacher Librarian at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School and a sessional tutor at Griffith University for pre-service teachers. Jackie doesn’t believe in standing still, there is always plenty to ‘do’ and learn!