Students in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District’s Extended School Year at Fostertown Elementary School participated in a library program which taught them how to become makers and creators.
The students first read the book Be A Maker, by Katey Howes and by illustrated Elizabet Vukovic. The pupils then reflected on what it means to be a maker. They discussed how being a maker includes creating physical objects such as a telescope or lemonade stand, as well as being part of something bigger within the community.
After contemplating ideas students would be interested in making, they set to work on drawing blueprints of their ideas. They began working on and tweaking their projects in the forthcoming weeks.