Today is definitely my favorite day of the Tinkering School calendar year. Today marks the official first day of Summer Day Camp! Each week for the next 10 weeks a different group of around 30 kids are going to come together to transform this empty space (and hopefully each other) by trying really hard in the face of adversity, treating each other really well and building a community through collaboration and collectively thinking about some tough problems.
On the first day of camp we take time to create group agreements that will help guide us toward these goals. We learn how to safely operate the basic and tools (clamps, drills and chop saw) that will govern the framework for how we will work together to create.
We recess at park and establish how making time for play is a meaningful and important component of any project or working day.
We release our weekly projects and set aside ample time to think, design and share our ideas.