I know, I know...it's been a while....it's that end of the year nuts stuff and life on top of it and I have not been able to blog. I wanted to share a few STEM activities we have done and the kids have loved!
This first one is from Get Caught Engineering and their Stem-a-Thon packet!
This pack is super full of lots of activities! One we did and the kids loved was building a new house for Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.
The kids had a blast working together to plan and then construct their houses for Dorothy:)
I think the thing I love the most about the STEM challenges is listening to the students and their thinking. It is amazing to hear how their little minds work:) Of course you can have Dorothy without a tornado! Enter Mrs. Eiken's hair dryer, the tornado!!! That part was a blast!!!
Another challenge we started last Friday and will have to finish this week is making marble mazes:)
These are fun but they take forever to glue...I have to do all the gluing because I'm using a hot glue gun:) Hoping to get done tomorrow:) Then when they are done the kids can trade mazes and play away!
In other news Pip made his first visit to school Friday and it was a huge success!
He was all kinds of social!! I thought he would curl up in a ball and stay there but he was all about saying hi to the kids!
I don't know about you all but I am already planning my classroom décor for next year and changing things up a bit with a new set that I made:)
I'm celebrating because I hit a little milestone on my FB fan page and finished my Math Meeting headers to coordinate with the new classroom set I made so I thought I would have a little giveaway:)
So....I'm giving away both of my new sets and 2 additional items from my TPT shop of the winner's choice:) This is my last week with kids...I am going to have a terrible time saying goodbye:(
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