Today saw a visit from Mark Divehall from Woods Furniture. Mark and the company he represents have been fabulous to deal with. Mark bought a photographer with him to capture the space a few weeks on and to find out how things were working. The large unit I designed is working out perfectly (although larger in reality than I pictured when I drew it on paper) it is just so versatile and can comfortably accommodate 2 stations and at least 10 learners. It is too high for our littlies to use as a challenge station as they can’t reach right across but they can still put their iPads on it or ‘showcase’ their finished products. The large bins store a HUGE amount of our recycling materials and as they are on lockable wheels can be moved anywhere in the room. Next week we start on the concept drawings for our mobile library which will be exciting. Lots of school are lacking in space and libraries are becoming a luxury. Ours will be fully mobile and able to be booked out on a roster with genre or type (eg Picture Books) able to be spread across Year levels. I love the fact that they’ll be 100% weather proof and all terrain so classes can even be out on the back field! I’ll keep you posted. I’m just putting a flyer together for our Makerspace open day in week 10. Let me know if you are interested as numbers will be strictly limited.
I wonder what the kids will call me, today one said "I'm looking for the Apple Teacher"......and another said "Are you Mrs Maker?" ......funny.