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,
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.
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.
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.
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 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!