Maker Mat Pumpkin

At NPS, we are continually examining the best ways to weave the maker mindset into our rich curriculum at all grade levels. By engaging in science, technology, the arts, design thinking, mathematics, and more, students tap into their creativity to enhance their learning. 

One way we encourage students to have a maker mindset is with the Monthly Maker Mat!  Our Educational Technology Specialist, Keenan Woods, makes and distributes these creative choice boards, which are designed to promote creativity and inventive thinking at home. Children are encouraged to use basic materials in their creations such as paper goods, recyclable materials, items from nature, crafting supplies, and other household items. Although not required, students of all ages are encouraged to participate by trying at least a couple of activities each month. Student creations are showcased at our monthly all-school assemblies.  

Check out some of our recent creations below!

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