I can't believe STEM day was a week ago! Our bluejays had a fabulous time, including our kindergartners! Holly Moore, the EdTech from Valley View and I led a session on how to be the Next Brilliant Inventor. We were inspired by Andrea Beaty's book Rosie Revere, Engineer. After reading the book to the class, we allowed each child to make a plan, and decide on where they would like to go first.
The Make & Take area included materials that the students could build, make and take their invention home. The Stay & Play areas consisted of brainstorming with the whiteboard, blocks, lights & circuits, magnets & a imaginative table! Each student was engaged, with smiles on their faces for the ENTIRE session!
This session reminded me that we need to give our students time to use their imagination, and explore!
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