Makerspace sounded quite alluring when I read about it on a blog. I dove right in and created a space in my classroom filled with "trash" that was donated by families in my classroom. Soon, my kinders were creating epic things like aquarium complete with "pumps" and puppet stages that had puppet storage! From buildings to rocket ships they never cease to amaze me what they come up with out of an egg carton and some tape. Tape. Tape. And more tape. Here's where the thorns begin. My kids are running through supplies and makerspace is a MESS at the end of the day. It's hard to get five year old to organize, especially when the supplies are all different sizes and don't stack easily. I LOVE makerspace! I love that they can do what they want to do. I love that they write about their creations and tell me grand stories about how they work. I love that they are often times far more creative than I am. I HATE the mess. I take deep breaths at the end of each day and fall asleep at night trying to think of how to conquer this issue. I will keep makerspace (mess and all). We will continue to discuss ideas as a class for making this area of our room a little more manageable. We will also continue to brainstorm how we can use less supplies (because we all know I'm going to get a talking to soon about the amount of tape my class is going through).