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Wildcat Wonder Lab

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We are excited to announce that we have added a Makerspace to Central Elementary - it will be called the Wildcat Wonder Lab! Makerspaces promote creativity, collaboration, and discovery while encouraging  students to use critical thinking skills to solve real-world problems. These projects can include, but are not limited to, coding, engineering, sewing, animating, crafting, and simple robotics.

We would like to ask for your help by sending in any of the following materials that we could use in our maker projects. Most of the materials are recyclables, though we are also looking for reusable construction materials like Legos, Kinex, or blocks which you may have lying around your home that your child doesn’t use anymore. Also, if you have any electronics that do not work anymore that you would be willing to donate for our students to explore, we would greatly appreciate it.

If you are willing to donate any of the following items, please drop them off at the front office. We will be accepting donations as long as we have specific needs. If you have any further questions, or if you think you have something not listed that might be useful to our Makerspace, please contact your child’s teacher. 

Thank you in advance for helping us collect these items and supporting our creative explorations! Below is a list of items that we are in need of.

  • Legos  
  • Kinex
  • blocks 
  • buttons  
  • shoe boxes
  • cardboard tubes 
  • plastic lids/caps
  • feathers
  • egg cartons
  • bubble wrap
  • tape
  • popsicle sticks 
  • bottle caps
  • yarn
  • fabric
  • tissue paper
  • modeling clay
  • pipe cleaners

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