As this school year comes to a close, the supplies in the science, technology, engineering, art and math (S.T.E.A.M.) lab at Queensbury Elementary School are running low. Before throwing out things such as cardboard tubes, containers, boxes, straws or other scrap materials, consider setting them aside and donating them to this creative space for students.
The Makery, as it is called, is a space for students in grades K-3 to create, innovate, tinker, experiment and explore their imaginations. Students work together to problem solve as they collaborate in fun-filled challenges. They learn as they play, testing materials and properties as well as their own limitless creativity.
In the fall, QES will collect materials to use in the Makery throughout the school year. Families who want to make a donation to the Makery can start collecting over the summer these supplies and other items that might help students create:
- Rubber bands
- PVC pipe
- Popsicle sticks/tongue depressors
- Foam pool noodles
- Clean, lidded plastic containers (yogurt cups for example)
- Egg cartons (foam and paper)
- Bottle caps and corks
- Post-It Notes
- Cardboard tubes (paper towel, toilet paper or bigger!)
- Ribbon, yarn, string
- Fabric (yardage or scraps)
- Pipe cleaners
Donations can be sent to school with your child(ren) in the fall. Please place the items in a bag labeled “Makery,” or parents/guardians may drop off supplies at the QES main office.
Please email art teacher Jennifer Spath with any questions about the Makery or the types of items that can be donated.