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  • Tramway Elementary School
  • Sanford, NC
  • More than a third of students from low‑income households

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As a kindergarten teacher, it is important for my class to be a student-centered learning environment. I am constantly looking for ways to increase student engagement in the areas of questioning , problem solving and higher order thinking skills. I strongly believe a STEM lab is a wonderful way to achieve this goal. Our STEM lab will be a hands-on learning experience that will not only strengthen these skills, but will also help my young students learn to work collaboratively. These skills will help my students become successful lifelong learners. It is never too early to engage children in the wonder of science and discovery. With a variety of STEM activities we can do just that! Students will be given different tasks and asked to complete that task with a special set of objects. They may be asked to build a bridge with LEGOs or a geometric shape with magnets and plastic tubes. They may need to build a maze with blocks or a tower with planks and blocks. It will be up to them to problem solve to complete the task given. Students will also be able to choose a task and the materials with which to complete that task. A variety of different, colorful and fun supplies will only enhance their excitement. I know their learning would be phenomenal if we could incorporate STEM into our daily curriculum!

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As a kindergarten teacher, it is important for my class to be a student-centered learning environment. I am constantly looking for ways to increase student engagement in the areas of questioning , problem solving and higher order thinking skills. I strongly believe a STEM lab is a wonderful way to achieve this goal. Our STEM lab will be a hands-on learning experience that will not only strengthen these skills, but will also help my young students learn to work collaboratively. These skills will help my students become successful lifelong learners. It is never too early to engage children in the wonder of science and discovery. With a variety of STEM activities we can do just that! Students will be given different tasks and asked to complete that task with a special set of objects. They may be asked to build a bridge with LEGOs or a geometric shape with magnets and plastic tubes. They may need to build a maze with blocks or a tower with planks and blocks. It will be up to them to problem solve to complete the task given. Students will also be able to choose a task and the materials with which to complete that task. A variety of different, colorful and fun supplies will only enhance their excitement. I know their learning would be phenomenal if we could incorporate STEM into our daily curriculum!

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