As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am dedicated to providing my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.
My students are creative, clever and very spontaneous.
They like to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention and engagement. Many of them receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical". From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.
What is STEM? STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. I believe STEM bins will allow students to prepare for the future by allowing them to develop fine motor skills, think inventively and imaginatively, learn to be problem solvers and develop building skills using creativity.
The bins will be used daily and will allow students to have a challenging, hands on experience.
Having bins ready to go, will allow us to explore more STEM activities and will create critical thinking activities. It also allows early finishers to use new tools to extend their learning.
STEM bins will be an exciting adventure in our classroom that all students can use and enjoy! It will foster learning and creativity and making learning fun again!
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