Our second week in STEM lab was sensational! It was super short – students were off on Friday and we held our 6th year of No Place For Hate kickoff event on Thursday – but we made every minute count! The lab hosted:
Ms. Guerrero’s Pre-K
Ms. Colmenero’s Kindergarten
Ms. 1st grade
Ms. 2nd grade
Ms. 3rd grade
Ms. 4th grade
Ms. 5th grade
Our new set of Sunflower Stars were delighted to see Ms. Sato’s seeds sprouting and were extra eager to plant their own! They watched Peep and the Big Wide World: Peep Plants a Seed and discussed how to plant and care for our seeds. We made paper plate sunflowers and also torn paper collage sunflowers. We learned about the parts of a plant and its life cycle from Annie and Moby and planted our sprouts in the sunflower beds!
Ms. Colmenero’s Green Heroes talked about how to earn their capes! These are some of our Eco-Schools USA Litter Less ambassadors. They worked on their Green Hero song and quickly mastered their “parts of a computer” vocabulary and got acquainted with their Code.org coding course.
Our second grade Green Hero Recycling Team got started this week! They made their recycled material signs to remind each hallway of their pick-up day and what items can and cannot be recycled. The new Code.org course is a huge hit with this group! They designed a robot personal assistant specially adapted to perform certain jobs they don’t want to do for themselves.
3rd – 5th grade made their Idea Portraits, and we discussed how STEM lab can help them work on some of their thousands of amazing ideas! They made excellent progress in the Code.org course and really like the new course organization and activities..