This past spring, a visiting artist’s workshop on terrariums inspired us to build ourselves a hay bale garden at Widener library. I asked a program participant who worked on the garden all summer to reflect on what she learned and she created this animation: Although we planted a wider variety of plants, we had most success with growing sunflowers and… Read more →
The kids at Widener have been working on a Godfather inspired film script called Godbrothers. The narrative is long and winding and although the script itself is still under construction, we’ve decided to work on producing short episodes, taking it one scene at a time. Scene One was ready for pre-production, so yesterday we learned about different shot types and… Read more →
06/13/2013. I was super excited for this activity. To me this is the easiest and one of the coolest experiments I’ve done with kids. There weren’t as many kids but I had a lot of adults and librarian that were interested in this experiment. They even ask me about how to make them so they can go back to their… Read more →
This second week went pretty smoothly. I was able to get advice from other people about how I should make my activity more organized. I was able to witness that the setting of the room affect how the children participate. The presenter for the magic show set up the… Read more →
6/11/2013 was my first day at the Widener Branch. There was another program called the “Leap” running at the same time I was supposed to do my activity. I’ve worked with other Leap members but I’m usually helping them with their activities instead of trying to take kids away from their program. So the first 30 minutes since I started… Read more →
My first week as an active marker corps member was exciting yet nerve-racking. It’s like the feeling a child gets when he starts his first day of school. He’s excited about starting the first day of school with his backpack prepared with crayons, #2 pencils, and notebooks. Yet he’s nervous about what other people think about him. To me starting maker camp was exciting because I planned out the activities I would be doing during the camp yet I was nervous that the children at my site would not like the activities.