STEAM Fairy Tales
September- Three Little Pigs
October- Goldilocks and the 3 Bears
January- Three Billy Goats Gruff
February- Little Red Hen
Welcome to KinderLab T3s 2018-2019!
KinderLabs are Fairy Tale themed with an emphasis on STEAM.
Our intent is to monthly create a space where kindergarteners will combine science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics through students' efforts to MAKE.
Our KinderLab also is a space where 21st Century Skills of critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity are valued as equally as knowledge.
We want to provide an environment of participatory learning where it is OK to make mistakes and where one is encouraged to learn at ones own pace.
This month (January) our STEAM Fairy Tale challenge was based on the Three Billy Goats Gruff. Students used problem solving skills to build a beam bridge.
We provide additional STEAM challenges for families to do at home, once a week, once a day, or however might fit into their schooling structure. The key behind these challenges is remembering that students probably won’t make the challenge work the first time and will need encouragement to persevere, learn from what doesn’t work, and remember that they may not know exactly how to make something work the first time but that they can learn from their mistakes!! This mindset can also apply to learning how to read, complete new math problems, or even riding a bike!
We hope our families have as much fun with these STEAM challenges as we have in class!
Keep creating, keep learning, keep growing!
Ms. Arianne and Ms. Shelly