Celebrating the State of Rhode Island with STEM !
“Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!” Ms. Frizzle
We really love participating in hands-on, engaging activities that allow us to use our imaginations, be creative, and extend our learning. That’s exactly why we love STEM!
I recently recorded a podcast episode called STEM Design Process Made Simple and explained how I have learned through the years to integrate STEM in to my classroom in a simple, yet highly engaging, and effective way.
If you have ten minutes to listen click here and enjoy! The Educate the Heart podcast is now available on 7 platforms for your convenience and I’m really grateful for that! Thank you so much to all of you who have become regular listeners for all your support and feedback!!!!
We recently studied cultural landmarks in my second grade classroom and had so much fun recreating them. My class really enjoyed designing the landmarks using one particular set of building bricks from STEM Supplies!
And the bricks really are so bright, colorful, and cheerful! The children wanted to use them to recreate landmarks and special things to represent what they love about our own state- Rhode Island.
We studied the USA and especially RI earlier in the year, but yesterday we read the book, R is for Rhode Island Red: A Rhode Island Alphabet Book, to refresh our memories and inspire us to create.
We love our beaches in Rhode Island!
Rhode Islanders are proud that of the 150 remaining original American wooden carousels, 3 can be found within the borders of our little Ocean State.
More ( 10 minutes worth) about STEM challenges, as well as basics and tips here.
Thank you so much for visiting the blog today and taking the time to see what we are working on in grade 2!
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