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STEM Rec Challenges October 1-5

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STEM Rec Challenges
October 1-5
Announcement
The Art Station is trying to round up volunteers who know how to decorate cakes. Are there any talented parents out there who would be willing to volunteer a bit of time and energy assisting the art station with this activity? They are hoping to present “cake decorating” as an art challenge around the first of December.  If you are interested in helping, please email Jenale at jenale.ullman@franklindiscovery.org


Art

Paul Klee - Castle and Sun

Art will be discussing a famous artist by the name of Paul Klee who is known for his unique and creative style. Students will be using shapes and paint to make castles reminiscent of his style.


Literacy
UNO
Game of the Month is UNO! Come learn all the rules of UNO and play with your friends at literacy this week.

Social Studies
Archaeology
We learn about cultures from almost every era of time-but how do we know what life was like back then? Let's head to MesoAmerica and practice some archaeology skills…

STEM Challenges September 24-28

STEM Challenges September 24-28 
Science
Photosynthesis
Plants are autotrophs which means they are able to make their own food. Plants combine energy from sunlight with carbon dioxide in the air to produce sugar in a process called photosynthesis. We're going to learn the basics of photosynthesis and talk about the pigment that makes it possible: chlorophyll.

Math
Build Geometric Shapes
Students will learn the names of geometric shapes and become familiar with what they look like. They will be given a set of cards (2 dimensional and 3 dimensional shapes) to build using toothpicks and marshmallows.

Literacy
Characters and setting in stories
This week we are talking about characters and settings. How are they different? How do they contribute to a story’s tone and mood? We need some students with strong imaginations to come and create their own characters for a story by playing a fun game. Be careful though, there is a twist!

Art
Native American Shields
In art this week we will be talk…

STEM REC Challenges September 17 - 21

STEM REC Challenges September 17 - 21
Engineering and Technology
Lego Craze! 
Our Lego challenge cards are getting more complicated. Come visit us if you haven’t had a chance.

Social Studies
Navajo Code Talkers
Students will learn about the Navajo Code Talkers and their significant impact in World War II. After, they will use the Navajo Code Talker dictionary to decipher codes, and then have the chance to make their own codes to be deciphered by other students.

Literacy
Central Messages in a Story
Literacy will continue exploring stories. Students will find out more about how to improve reading comprehension by understanding a story's central message and plot. Students will be going on a scavenger hunt to find clues about  popular movies and seeing how well they know them by playing a matching game!

Art
Art Games
This week we are going to play games that involve art. Bring your best drawing skills, creativity, and imagination. You’ll need all three. 

Science
Plant Kingdom
The plant kingdom is one…

STEM REC Challenges September 10 - 14

STEM REC Challenges September 10 - 14
Engineering and Technology
Lego Mania
Engineering will be conducting a 3 week unit on Legos.  We will start this week with a basic Lego building game. Students will receive cards with instructions of something to build and they will have a certain amount of time to complete what is on their card. The goal is to see how many challenge cards they can get through in the time allotted and how creative they can be.  This fun game will prepare them for more advanced Lego building in the weeks to follow.

Social Studies
Patriots Day
September 11th will remain seared into the minds of many Americans. What happened and how did people respond? We’ll learn about that day and provide an optional take home challenge where students can ask their parents about their 9/11 experiences.

Literacy
Creative Details
Students will dive a little deeper into stories because we are focusing on all the juicy details that make up good stories! We are playing a guessing game and…