The first half of the school year was very busy for the Library. So busy, in fact, that we didn’t have time to update our news posts. We’re going to rectify that right now and tell you all about the cool projects and happenings from September to December!
The Glowforge laser cutter finally arrived in the TIDES Garage and many students have had a chance to try it out.
4th Graders connected it to their study of animals (State animals for 4B and 4P; literary animal main characters for 4C), using Google Drawings to design animals out of simple shapes and then assembling and decorating the wooden cut-outs.
In Mr. Shaker’s History class, several 7th Graders created engraved cut-outs of famous structures from photo-tracings or hand-drawn versions.
Some of the students in Ms. Marker’s French class used the laser cutter to help create objet d’art representing ideas and/or images from French culture. All in all, our Glowforge has gotten quite the workout!
But it wasn’t all laser cutting projects during the first half go the year: After a study of the 50 states, 2nd Graders used all kids of soft and hard maker materials to create monuments celebrating the lives of important women and/or people of color from across the country.
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