STEM Rec Challenges January 7 - 11, 2019

STEM Rec Challenges
January 7 - 11, 2019

Game of the month:  Sleeping Queens. Rise and shine! The Pancake Queen, the Ladybug Queen, and ten of their closest friends have fallen under a sleeping spell and it's your job to wake them up. Come and play a FDA favorite invented by a six year old child.

Crime scene prints.  As humans touch surfaces throughout the day they may leave behind copies of their fingerprints. This can be useful during crime scene investigations as it helps detectives identify people who were present at the crime scene. We'll discuss the different types of prints that can be left behind and practice matching crime scene prints to a group of suspects.

Capitalization. Capital letters are incredibly important. Literacy will be reviewing the rules for using capitals: the first letter of a sentence, a proper noun, or a proper adjective. The names of the days of the week and the names of the months are also capitalized. Whether you know all the rules or not, come practice and complete the challenge and become a Capital King or Capital Queen and join us in some fun activities and a game at the end!

Social Studies
Civil Rights.  A woman refused to give up her seat and set in motion one of the largest social movements in history, the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Find out more about Rosa Parks and how she was an inspiration to the Civil Rights Movement.

Coding. Technology will be working on a four week coding unit. To begin, students will participate in a coding maze game where students will blindfold a partner and direct them through a maze using specific coding command

Prodigy Continues.  Prodigy is a role-playing math game using a Pokemon-style wizardry theme. Students are placed at a individualized math level and progress from there. 

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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