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STEM Rec Challenges February 11 - 15, 2019

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STEM Rec Challenges February 11 - 15, 2019


Science 
Clouds and Weather. This is the first week of the sciences table's weather unit. Students will learn to identify different types of clouds and what they do. They will also learn the causes of precipitation.


Technology 
Coding. Students will be building the layout of a game, creating the art and animating a character to play in the game using Bloxels. Bloxels is a hands-on platform for kids to build, collaborate, and tell stories through video game creation. Thank you to the Trueblood family for donating this fun program.

Art
Watercolor.  Art will be working on some watercolor Valentine's Day art.  Give your watercolor art piece to your favorite Valentine or you can use it to decorate your room.

Literacy
Don't Eat Pete! Students will learn new vocabulary words by reading a fun book. They will reinforce the new vocabulary by playing a fun game called “Don’t Eat Pete”!

Social Studies
Ruby Bridges was six when she became the first Afric…
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STEM Rec Challenges February 4 - 8, 2019

Yarn Needed
 Students have started crocheting in STEM and we are in need of yarn.  If you have any extra, please consider donating it to the school. 



This week STEM is traveling to China to celebrate Chinese New Year!

Art Year of the Pig. The Chinese zodiac is a classification scheme that assigns an animal and its reputed attributes to each year in a repeating 12-year cycle. Students will learn about the different animals that represent each year. This is the year of the pig and in art we will be drawing one.

Social Studies
The Lion Dance is a form of traditional Chinese dance performed on joyous festivals, such as Chinese New Year. Students will learn the history behind this dance and other Chinese folklore. 

Technology 
Chinese Checkers - Game of the Month. Chinese checkers is a simple, entertaining game that is both mentally challenging and easy to learn. The star-shaped board consists of a 61-hole central hexagon and six 10-hole equilateral triangle…