STEM Rec Challenges
October 23 - 27
Science / Math
This week we are starting our month on magnets. Why can some metals form magnets while others can not? Students will learn about the metals that are magnetic and try magnetizing a piece of metal to form their own magnet.
Standard: Students will understand that magnetism can be observed when there is an interaction between the magnetic fields of magnets or between a magnet and materials made of iron.
Students will be using a budget to spend money. Each child will be given flashcards with money on them.. The challenge is to use the amount of money they have to spend on items they want and keep within their budget.
This week we are going to play a game outside using straws! We are going to make as many letters or words as we can with our teams.
We're continuing our journey around the world. We'll visit Mexico for the Day of the Dead and skip from Europe to the U.S. to learn about the origins of Halloween! We're excited to show some of what we're learning during the costume parade on October 31.
Parents, please note that while some religions celebrate these holidays, we will be addressing them as cultural events and will not be discussing religious beliefs. Just as learning about the history of various cultures is beneficial, it is also good to learn about more modern events as well. If you have any ideas or concerns you'd like to talk about, please feel free to contact Anika Adams at email@example.com
We will be working with oil pastels and tempera paint in an awesome project. We are making our own scratch art. If you've never done it before it'll be a lot of fun.
There it's a lot of talk about student engagement. Research shows that it gets students involved, helps them learn and remember, and keeps them focused. One of the new tools we have to help achieve this is stop animation which we will introduce to our students this week. Staying with this month's theme we will create stop animation around anti-bullying and pro kindness.