STEM Rec Challenges April 29- May 3

STEM Rec Challenges
April 29- May 3





The sun is starting to come put more and the temps are rising. STEMRec spends quiet a bit of time outside. Please remind your children to put sunscreen on before and during school.




Drama
Open Scenes. Older grades will be doing short open scenes. These are scenes in which the dialogue is sparse and teaches actors to make specific choices in order to inform the dialogue. Dramatic skills include objective, tactic, reaction, story and character creation, and cooperation.
Rain Forest Animals. Younger grades will get to explore the different levels of the rain forest/play structure by acting out different animals found in the rain forest. They will learn about making specific movement choices as we discuss each animal. What would these animals say to each other if they could speak? What would each animal want? What possible conflicts would they have with each other? How would you resolve this conflict?

Literacy
What Makes Me Special. This week we are going to tap into our creativity and present to each other different things that make us special! We will be answering questions from six different categories (or capitals) that make us unique and respond to these questions in a unique way, too!

Social Studies
Roman army. How did the Romans take over so much of the Ancient World? Their Army! How did it function? What kind of training did they go through? What kind of armor did they wear?Come find out and crafting your own Roman shield out of cardboard.

Engineering and Technology
Code.org The end of the year is coming up. Let's revisit a favorite activity from this year, Code.org!

Science
Life of a Star. While stars are not truly alive there is a cycle that stars go through as they form, burn, and eventually burn out. We'll talk about the different routes stars can take through this cycle and which route our star, sol, is going to take.

Wellness Thursday
Parachutes. Parachute games and activities: Popcorn: Place a number of beanbags, small balls, or cotton balls onto the parachute. Ball Roll: Have the children try to roll the balls into the hole in the middle of the parachute. Making Waves: Children can make small, medium, or large movements to make various types of "waves."



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