|Pinwheels made from discarded book pages|
After I took my granddaughter to a Maker Day at our public library, I couldn't stop thinking about the possibilities in our school library.
Determination became the word of the day. I submitted a Donors Choose project and bugged my family and friends for about a week. Donors Choose matched donations for a week and I wanted my family and friends to take advantage of that. Then NEA matched the donations that were already there. I didn't want to lose those funds so more pressure was put on my family and friends. In exactly one week, my project was fully funded. I can't begin to tell you how excited I was when the items came in just a few days.
My excitement escalated when the students didn't want to leave the library. A few of the teachers wanted to stay also. I would love to have Maker Mondays or Tinker Tuesdays a few times each school year.
More books will be added to the collection to reinforce the students' curiosity in relation to the new materials. I am anxious to see how the new setup will effect the students' thinking and learning.