Happenings and Makerspace

SDMS Literacy Committee

The SDMS Literacy Committee consists of staff from all subject areas and a representative from the Wethersfield Library. We meet monthly and plan fun activities for students to promote literacy.


In our Makerspace, we foster creativity, innovation, play, risk-taking, resourcefulness, and personalized learning by providing opportunities for creation, failure, problem solving, tinkering, wondering, taking of risks in our learning, and hands-on activities utilizing tools, technology and other materials. By encouraging student curiosity and pursuit of their own passions, we inspire and empower global citizens.

2019-2020 Happenings

September: Library Orientations, SDMS Scholastic Book Fair, and Legos

October: Makedo Cardboard and Literary Pumpkin Painting

November: Fall into a Good Book Drop Everything and Read Event and Keva Planks

December: More Recycled Book Art and Hot Cocoa Cafe Drop Everything and Read Event

January: Collaborative Mosaics

February: Love a Book Cafe Drop Everything and Read Event

March: Read Across America Spirit Week and Author Event with Sarah Darer Littman (postponed)

April: MS Nutmeg Nominees Voting

May: Memorial Day Choice Activities

June: Virtual Author Visit with Paul Volponi, Nora Baskin, and Gae Polisner

Last Year Winter/Spring 2019

February 2019

Makerspace Activities: Making for Good

All Month: Black History Month Collaborative Mosaics: Jackie Robinson, Martin Luther King Jr., Harriet Tubman

February 4-8: Duct Tape Creations

February 11-14: Cards/Valentines Cards

February 20-22: Make Dog Toys to Give to A Local Shelter

February 25-28: Make Fleece Blankets to Give to a Local Shelter

March 2019

March 1 : Read Across America Day

March Madness Reading Brackets and Voting

April 2019

Nutmeg Voting

Nutmeg Luncheon

April 22-26: Scholastic BOGO Book Fair