PES Makerspace, The Parrots' Point, by: Laural McLean
Are you currently teaching? :
What grade do you teach?:
I am a Makerspace teacher with Pontiac Elementary. Our Makerspace program is part of our Global Arts Team which teaches K-5th grade.
500 Spears Creek Church Rd.
How many years have you been teaching?:
I have five years experience teaching.
"My most fave as of late is my laminating machine!"
I began my educational career in two-thousand and nine. My husband and I were attending church one Sunday morning and there was a request for a Pre-K teacher with the church weekday school. I contacted the director immediately and went in for an interview the following day. Receiving the job, I was given the opportunity to do what in fact I enjoy doing, teaching. In two-thousand and thirteen our family relocated to Blythewood, SC. I stayed at home for two years with children. This past August I was given another opportunity to do what I absolutely adore, make and teach simultaneously.
Thank you for the encouragement. Our Makerspace is currently doing paper mache pinatas. If you could only see our classroom...LOL But, the memories from the past and the new ones being made are priceless! Take care, Laural
I enjoyed reading the above and I appreciate the insight. This is the first year our school added Makerspace to our Global Arts' Team. I started the year with a bang making robots out of recycled materials. Our space was a mess and I loved it. I had other teachers stop by periodically and ask, "how do you deal with the mess?" My response was, "it's Makerspace, and there is method to the madness." The paradigm of classrooms are to be structured, clean and organized weighed on me in the beginning, and still does at times. I am thankful that my Principal lead me to the Teacher's Guild. It is reassuring knowing that I am not the only "mess" out there!