Upcycling Under Way

An old media center table was repurposed by Ms. Norcross to create a Lego table. Legos donated by families were sorted and put into upcycled plastic vhs cassette holders by 5th graders. We now have a new Lego Station. Many of our younger grades have already enjoyed this area.

New Lego Station is building creativity and engineering skills.

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Students built their own city.

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Innovation Sandbox - An Evolution 

Silver Bay Elementary was the recipient of a $10,000 grant from Ocean First. This grant has helped us make our dream for this area become a reality. As a result of a truly group effort from parents, students, teachers and staff our outdated space is a vibrant and engaging area. It has become a home to many of our clubs including our Media Marvels. Our redesigned space includes a Makerspace, Green Screen area, digital reading materials and flexible seating to suit the needs of our diverse population. This area is the heart of our school where multiple classes with a variety of abilities can come together to explore, create and discover. A sandbox is a place where children can create and imagine without any boundaries, that is our vision for our “sandbox.”

We wanted to spark a spirit of unity and cooperation that will resonate throughout the school. 

MakerSpace Resources

Media Marvels In Action!

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Lending a hand before school.

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Making sure the books are in the right place. 

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Moving books to make more room for group projects.

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Making it easier for younger students to find their books. 

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Creating book bins for popular series.

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5th graders showing 4th graders how to shelve books.

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Reverse engineering with videocassettes.

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Upcycling from parts of the videocassettes. 

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Thinking outside the box!

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