Posted: February 2, 2018
The creativity we saw with the Snowman Challenge was incredible! Students designed and 3D printed snowmen; they used Lego to recreate snowmen; they attached Makey Makeys to make their playdough snowmen talk; they created incredible pieces of snowman art; and students wrote, collaborated, cooperated, and presented their snowmen to their peers to meet literacy outcomes.
To find out the winner of the January Challenge click here.
We hope to “up the ante” in February by combining the Olympic Games with our traditional 100th Day Celebrations. We are challenging our K/1 classes to use their Maker Bins and their creative minds to link literacy, STEM, and the Olympic Games.
Some ideas could be to have students work in teams to:
- Use 50 toothpicks and 50 marshmallows (or other materials) to build a hockey net
- Use 100 linking cubes (or other materials) to build a bobsled track (See attached image)
- Keep a tally chart to see if Canada will reach 100 medals
A reminder of some literacy and math outcomes that may be assessed while students perform our monthly STEM Challenges at K-1:
- Students will be expected to participate in conversation and in small and whole-group discussion
- Respond to and give simple directions or instructions
- Engage in simple oral presentations and respond to oral presentations and other texts
- Count quantity using groups of 2s, 5s or 10s
To register for the February Challenge please click here.
Remember to post pictures and videos to your teacher page in order to be entered into the draw and so we can share your great ideas across ASD-N. As always, If you have any questions e-mail email@example.com and if you require any assistance with taking photos/videos of student projects or uploading them to your teacher page e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org