Hughes Road Elementary



21st Century Learners 


Tue, 03 Dec 2019
As we head into a cold January I thought it might be fun to try some fun Winter Science Experiments. These are great for kids of all ages although some need adult supervision and guidance. Don t forge...Read more...
Tue, 03 Dec 2019
I can t quite believe it s December already where has the year gone? My planning list is longer than my arm and I feel like time is slipping away from me. Having three school age children also means t...Read more...
Sat, 30 Nov 2019
Following on from our fun Santa STEM challenges we ve now got some fun Elf on the Shelf Ideas for you all with a Christmas STEM twist. These would be great set up with a challenge card left next to th...Read more...

A great big Gatormaker

“THANK YOU” to the

Dickinson Education Foundation

for awarding our Gatorspace a $5,000 grant!

We can’t wait to purchase more innovative products for our space!

Image result for gator clipart

 is open to all 3rd and 4th graders!

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

7:55-8:25 a.m.

Gatorspace is a Makerspace!
Image result for makerspace
A Makerspace is a place for students to learn, explore, design, create, plan, and construct. These learning environments are designed to prepare 21st Century learners with the skills that future careers will demand.  To learn more about Makerspace, please visit this website:
Our Gatorspace consists of a Legos station, a Coding with Scratch Jr. station, a Straw Building station, a Take Apart Technology station, an Origami station, a Programming with Dash station, and a Duct Tape Creations station.
Gatormakers begin the day by thinking critically and problem-solving. They work on self-selected projects and leave Gatorspace with a love of learning!




Engineering Design Process

Image result for engineering process for kids





Image result for makerspace

Look at some of our 4th Grade Gatormakers in action!

Look at how much our students are enjoying

our new resources from our grant!  

  • Discovering conductors of electricity in Makey-Makey!

  • Bananas for Makey-Makey!

  • Creating video games with Bloxels!

  • Legos never go out of style!

  • Spheros and Dash...Robots galore!

  • Squishy Circuits are a 4th Grade favorite!

  • Learning about open and closed circuits with Snap Circuits!

  • It's a snap!

  • Building with Keva Planks!

  • Experimenting with force and motion with the Keva Planks!

Gatorspace Blog & Vlog

Where Gatormakers share projects, products,

how-tos, and more!

Welcome to our Gatorspace Blog and Vlog!  Some of our students like to share what they make, so we’ve created a digital space for them. We hope you find their posts informative and enjoyable!

To view more from our blog, click here:

Gatorspace Blog & Vlog 



You must login to view our Flipgrids!  You may share maker videos here and post POSITIVE :o) comments for your peers!

Help support Gatorspace by encouraging your 3rd and 4th grade students to arrive early and join us!

We are currently collecting used electronics for our "Take Apart Technology" station.  We accept old computers, phones, keyboards, printers, recorders, radios, etc. 

Please contact Mrs. Brown or Mr. Hopkins to make arrangements!

Image result for recycle electronics gif

Mrs. Bowen

Mrs. Brown

Mr. Hopkins


Academic Coach





Image result for alligator clipart

Image result for alligator clipart         

Image result for alligator clipart

“Our job is not to prepare students for something. Our job is to help students prepare themselves for anything.”

-A.J. Juliani, author and leading educator in the area of innovation, design thinking, and inquiry-based learning

The mission of the Dickinson Independent School District is to ensure that all students have successful learning opportunities that help them reach their full potential and add quality throughout their lives.

Copyright © 2016 - Dickinson Independent School District

powered by ezTaskTitanium TM