Welcome to the Poultney Elementary School Library Makerspace! Our school library is located in the center of the school and is a resource for our students and faculty. Our goal is to try to integrate technology and information literacy along with inspiring a lifelong love of books and reading! Please check here often for library news, what’s new on the shelves, as well as for resources and activities to help with homework or projects!
Mrs. DeKalb, Librarian
The weather is turning colder, and it’s a good time to find a great read in the Library! Some of the new books that are flying off the Library shelves include All’s Faire in Middle School (a graphic novel), Short, Becoming Kareem (an autobiography of basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), I can make Exciting Electronics, or I can make Jewelry, as well as many mystery books! We have a great selection of Mystery books in our Fiction area, and they are even on their own shelf! From The Hardy Boys to Nancy Drew books or the A to Z Mysteries, there is definitely something that will appeal to readers!
Our Maker Area continues to be really popular! Some of the 5th and 6th-grade students used Makerspace materials last week to create game pieces for projects that are being done in their classrooms. Additionally, Ms. Kahill’s 5/6 grade students are doing a Maker challenge and using a basket containing 11 craft sticks, six rubber bands, 12 straws, and 10 Strawbee connectors to design and create a catapult or other simple machine that will propel a ping-pong ball. Stay tuned for pictures of some of their creations! In the younger grades, the 2nd grade used Makerspace materials this week to design vehicles that could be used in outer space or new inventions for raking up leaves! It’s fun to see how imaginative and creative the students are!
Please check back on the PES Library webpage to see pictures of our Maker Area in action, as well as check out the PES Library on Twitter.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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Links for today’s Maker Area challenge:
These are for reference purposes if you need help getting ideas or help getting started with building your catapult. You can modify these ideas to make your own version.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXPD4nMED-k (Use rubber bands instead of zip ties. See Mrs. DeKalb for a binder clip.)