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STEM Rec Challenges February 25 - March 1, 2019

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STEM Rec Challenges February 25 - March 1, 2019
Literacy 
Spelling Bee. We will continue practicing our spelling words with new fun games like Sparkle and Splash Man. Remember, our school spelling bee will be next Thursday, February 28, at 1:30. Families are welcome!

Science 
Meteorology. How do meteorologists predict the weather? They use several different tools to measure atmospheric conditions and create educated guesses about future weather.  Students will learn about these different tools and make predictions of their own. 


Engineering 
Water Filters. Clean water is not available in all parts of the world. Many people live with polluted water that is unhealthy to drink. Civil, environmental, materials and mechanical engineers all contribute to developing technologies and systems to purify unclean water.
Engineering will be building water filters and testing different materials to see which will filter the best.

Math
Target Addition. Find the target number game with friends. It teaches kid…

STEM Rec Challenges February 19-22nd, 2019

STEM Rec Challenges February 19-22nd, 2019
Drama
Ghost Election. In an effort to help our country through these hard times, a ghost election is being held this February at Franklin Discovery Academy.  The candidates are George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.  Find out more about these presidents as you prepare for our ghost presidential puppet debate.  Who should the students of Franklin Discovery Academy vote for and why? In this two day unit, come make a talking heads puppet and participate as either Washington or Lincoln in a puppet presidential debate.

Literacy
Spelling Bee. With the upcoming spelling bee, of February 28th literacy is going into full spelling fun mode! Join us as we play a variety of different spelling games this week like "You Try, I Try" and spelling charades! Come test your skills and at the very least, have a ton of fun learning and practicing old and new words!

Social Studies
Home Front. During World War II the men went off to war but what happened at home…

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…

STEM Rec Challenges February 4 - 8, 2019

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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 triangles …