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STEM Rec Challenges October 29 - November 2, 2018
Renaissance Week School of Athens by Raphael
Social Studies
Welcome to the Renaissance
This week Social Studies will answer questions like "What was the Renaissance?"  "How was it different from the Medieval Era?"  "Who was Michelangelo?" and "Why is Michelangelo's David so special?"  Students should be ready to get their hands dirty as we explore the world of a sculptor!


Science
The Art of Anatomy
Michelangelo was a gifted inventor and artist, but did you know that he had a lifelong interest in anatomy?  In fact, by the age of 18, he began to perform his own dissection. This week in science, students will explore some basic anatomy and discuss Michelangelo’s contribution to this field.



Literacy 
William Shakespeare
When discussing the Renaissance, one must always include William Shakespeare. Often called the greatest writer in the English language, Shakespeare’s plays were in high demand during the 1…
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STEM Rec Challenges October 22 - 26, 2018

Science
Our Beating Heart.  
The heart is one of the most important organs in the entire human body. In this challenge, students will learn the different functions of the heart. We will also be doing an activity to demonstrate these functionalities.




Literacy 
Lights, Camera, Action.
Literacy is wrapping up our reading unit this week with a fantastic activity. Students will be working in groups, creating their own stories that include all the elements that we have talked about thus far and then acting them out. We can’t wait to see what they come up with!

Social Studies
Castle Hierarchy
We will be doing a challenge that resolves around learning about the hierarchy within a castle town and then they will be making their own coat of arms for their family.


Math, Engineering & Technology
Balloon Cars 
Math will be teaming up with Engineering and Technology for this FINAL week to build cars powered solely by air. Students will learn the scientific princi…

STEMrec Challenges October 15- 17

STEMrec Challenges October 15- 17
Math
Color by Equation
Solve simple math problems and color the math page to create a picture. This guided lessons helps the students master this concept, focusing on shape, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Having a firm grasp of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division is crucial for math fluency.

Science
Blood
Students will learn the different roles of red, and white blood cells. Also we will be learning the importance of oxygen during exercise to help blood move faster we will be demonstrating this importance through an outdoor running activity.

Literacy 
Sneaky Story Makers-
Students in literacy this week will be reviewing all the elements of a story they have talked about in STEM so far and applying them into the fun running game called sneaky story makers.

Art
Egyptian Characters
In ancient Egypt names we're not written with traditional letters they were written with characters we will be exploring those characters …
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STEMRec October 8-12
Social Studies
California Gold Rush!
This week we will be learning about the California Gold Rush! Students will study how gold was found and why people went west in search of it. They will also learn the process of how they pan for gold. They will get to try panning for gold themselves.



Art
Bubble Lettering
In art this week we will be looking at making names with either bubble letters or 3D letters, and shading. It should be fun as we learn a new way of lettering on paper.





Literacy
SUPER SENSES
Literacy this week is looking for people with eyes, ears, noses, hands and mouths because we’re talking about our senses! We’ll be practicing and doing some exercises with some mystery boxes and playing a game! Come if you dare!


Science
Plant life cycles and seeds
This week we'll be talking about plant life cycles. The role flowers play (or don't play), the role of seeds, and plants' ability to clone themselves.

Math, Engineering & Technology
Balloon Cars, Group 2
Math wil…