STEM Rec Challenges
October 30 - November 3
Iron Cereal Challenge. Iron is a common metal that's used to make magnets, tools, buildings, and more. Iron is also an essential nutrient for our bodies and is added to many of the foods we eat to ensure we have enough. Students will use magnets to determine which breakfast cereal has been fortified with iron and which has not.
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.
Have you ever wanted to interview a vampire? What about getting to know an alien? Or chatting for a little bit with The Cat in the Hat? Well this week in literacy, you can!! Students will have a chance to dress up and dive into one of 8 carefully chosen children's book characters. Using a companion book and their own creativity, students will get into character and play an interview game. Partners will then practice their summarization and comprehensive skills by introducing each other.
Our journey around the world continues as we travel to Mexico to explore a traditional Mexican holiday - Dia de los Muertos - honoring loved ones who have passed on,. Students will be making a fun, artsy version of sugar skulls. Glitter is involved so you know fun will be had by all!
Additionally, the Art Station is making a “gratitude tree” that will be placed on the wall by the library. Students are encouraged to write what they are grateful for on leaves and display them on the tree. Parents, feel free to stop by STEM and grab a leaf for yourself to let us know what you are thankful for.
We will be producing our stop motion animation movies this week. Some students have asked permission to bring stuffed animals, lego people, and other things for props for their movie and that is fine with Miss Anita as long as they have permission from home.
This week in Social Studies, we'll be traveling to Ancient Egypt to learn about mummies! Come find out what it meant to the Ancient Egyptians to be mummified and then make your own mummy!
Students will be playing a game called “Split Second”. This is an outdoor challenge to see how fast students can run 10 meters and 20 meters. Students will then use their time to estimate how fast they can run distances ranging from 100 meters to 1600 meters.