On Mondays at Tinkering School there is a lot going on and so many new things to learn. Besides getting used to the space and learning how to use the tools - we try to get the kids to hyper focus on two really important things: safety and teamwork.
We begin right off the bat by asking the campers for their ideas on how to keep themselves and each other safe and having a good time. Emotional and physical safety are equally important!
After we have a nice rounded out list of Group Agreements we launch into the tool training where kids can practice being safe and working together.
After some play time at the park and lunch, the kids eagerly return to the building to find out what they'll be building this week! The projects will be Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Upside Down House, a Homework Machine - inspired by Shel Silverstein's poem, and a giant Pop-Up Book.
The kids separate into project groups to imagine, share ideas, and plan how to make words into three dimensional objects we can interact with!
Each of the projects is very different and we're excited to see where each one goes!