Our first graders are always working so hard! They often finish their work in record time. I would like to have some activities ready for them so they can keep working their mental muscles! I am so proud that they represent our school so well. However, we see that Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math are sometimes not as highly focused on as reading or social studies. Our kids definitely have S.T.E.A.M activities in their hearts, but it is rare that they get to explore these activities in school. I see so many examples of this as I watch them play. They are always building using our blocks, attempting to build puzzles, and using their imaginations when they pretend to be doctors with our doctor kit or a mechanic with our mechanic kit.
I hope to bring in some S.T.E.A.M focused centers with manipulatives, puzzles, and mental exercises.
With these centers, I want to be able to challenge my students in a fun way outside of our typical curriculum. One of our units covers Insect Exploration, and we go over the life cycle of an insect.
My students are hard workers! They sometimes work so hard they have some time left over! I want to be able to give them some STEM exploration centers that will stimulate their minds even further!
With items like puzzles and building sets, they will have something to look forward to when they finish their work!
I have asked my students what items they would be interested in and these are the items that they were most excited about. They love to figure out how to build structures, and I know they will be excited to see the life cycle of a butterfly in real life as we go through our insect unit!
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