The STEAM activities at the beginning of the school year expose those students who are used to succeeding with little effort and/or risk taking. These students crumble in an environment that is open. They play it safe and know exactly what to do to "get the A" in a traditional setting. Outside of the classroom, these kiddos can be extremely creative, but in class they want to know exactly what and how to do everything.
At the same time STEAM activities are extremely freeing for those students who struggle to comply in a traditional classroom setting. The open-endedness provides a no holds barred situation for the kiddos who feel confined in the traditional setting. That being said here is our next lesson:
Toothpick Building CLICK HERE to access HyperDoc
|First and Second Graders|
From now on, our STEAM activities will have a HyperDoc or Multi-Media Text Sets to engage and inspire and push the students thinking. I am gathering the lesson on this spreadsheet so that the AUSD teachers and all others can easily access the lessons etc... CLICK HERE to access STEAM Lesson Spreadsheet. Have a great week!