First grade has been very active in our makerspace. Students are able to choose from several different stations of STEM activities where they have the freedom to create from various building materials. Stations include things such as magnetic tiles, Legos, Hot Wheel tracks, wooden blocks and straw connecting kits. Students go through the design process informally at this stage of making, but they are very thoughtful and purposeful in their making. They will tell you all about what they made and why they made it. Here are a few examples of their creations.