STEM Rec Challenges January 22 - 25, 2019

STEM Rec Challenges
January 22 - 25, 2019

No School - Monday, January 21
Martin Luther King Jr Day
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Social Studies
Martin Luther King Jr. Students will listen to clips of Martin Luther King Jr’s famous I Have a Dream speech and then make a unity mural to remind us that in standing together, we can accomplish a lot. "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." --Helen Keller

Inheritance. What does it mean when we say we are related to someone? This week we'll learn about how chromosomes are passed between generations. How many chromosomes do you share with your siblings? How many would you share with a cousin?

Coding Unit. Week three of the coding unit continues by introducing the students to, a programmed designed to teach students how to code.

Alma Woodsey ThomasA role model for women and African-American artists, Alma Woodsey Thomas was a prominent abstract painter in the 1970s. She began her career as a teacher and ended it as a professional artist. We will be making fun abstract art while learning more about this inspirational artist.

The Mystery of the Missing Comma. Students have been learning a lot about the rules of good writing. Last week we had a fun introduction to punctuation but this week we are going to focus entirely on commas as commas can be a very useful tool in writing. Students will have to solve the mystery to find the missing golden comma.

Math Bingo. Students will be playing everyone's favorite game, Bingo.  Students will have to solve problems to figure out which numbers they need to cover on our bingo board.

Music Monday
Handbells.  Playing handbells is a great way to foster the development of strong rhythmic skills, physical coordination, and listening skills. It's also an effective way to teach the basics of music-reading (direction, reading lines and spaces) and provide young children with an active way to play and make music together.

Wellness Thursday
Yoga. Yoga cultivates competencies in mind-body awareness, self-regulation, and physical fitness which leads to improvements in students’ behavior, mental state, health, and performance. Plus, yoga is super fun!

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