Makerspace is an idea that allows students to design a project and then create it out of materials from school and home. Makerspace in my classroom consists of giving students a problem or parameters, working cooperatively with another student, and taking their design from paper to a final project. The supplies that we use are not fancy, anything that people don't want anymore! Old building supplies, like joist hangers, left over nuts & bolts, screws , nails and hand tools. I even have an old clock that students took apart. Makerspace supplies also include cardboard, ribbon, old jewelry, and lots of duct tape! I started my Makerspace shelf by looking through my garage and my parent's garage to find treasures for the students to use. When we finish a project, we try to reclaim as many of the supplies that we used as possible for future projects. If you have anything that you would be willing to part with, I would gladly take it for the students to use. Check out the Makerspace photo gallery for pictures from our first project.