School Maker Faire – 2018

On January 20th, Hudson Montessori School celebrated the spirit of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship by hosting the first-ever School Maker Faire in Jersey City. It was a great way to kick off the new year.  Maker Education is a hands-on way of engaging students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. The Faire featured student projects ranging from art to robotics. Our Makers also had the opportunity to meet and interact with makers in our community. The Faire featured 6 zones: Arts & Crafts Zone, Builders’ Block, Tech Zone, Art Gallery, Maker Space and a Maker Friends Pavillion,

School Maker Faire - Hudson Montessori School 2018

Arts and Crafts Zone

Young budding artists from our school presented their Arts & Crafts using a variety of mediums such as watercolors, acrylic, and charcoal. Ms. Nicole, our Art teacher set up a “Make and Take” where students got to explore printing with lego blocks.

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Builders Zone

Students got creative with Lego and cardboard and other scraps. On display was a cardboard model of New York City, a cardboard candy dispensing machine a computer and several mazes. Our Lego fans displayed their Lego creations they built and modified.

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Digital Zone

The digital zone was buzzing with robots programmed by our young makers. Some of our presenters also feature some of the scratch projects they worked on.f00_dsc7119 798_dsc7125

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Maker Friends Pavilion

Maker friends from our community set up interactive activities in our Multipurpose room for visitors to try out and participate. This provided a great opportunity for students to try something new and be inspired.

Thank you to all our Maker Friends for adding excitement to our School Maker Faire.

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Zaniac at Hudson Montessori School Faire

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For a glimpse into our First School Maker Faire check out the feature in the Jersey Journal  and on Chickpeac Jc.

Behind the Scenes

Our Monday assembly provides our elementary students with an opportunity to present projects that they have worked on. Our program provides many opportunities for children to learn by making. c57_dsc7136

Our third graders soldered together Solar robots.

We at Hudson Montessori School take pride in being a Maker School. Maria Montessori said “The hands are the instruments of man’s intelligence” and we agree!

Hudson Montessori School’s Maker Faire